Mom's Favorite Baked Mac and Cheese

Mom's Favorite Baked Mac and Cheese

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"This is a macaroni and cheese I first made 3 years ago when I was in California. When I got back to Texas I made it for my mom. This is now her favorite baked macaroni and cheese. She begs me to make it when I come to visit."
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Ingredients

1 h 5 m servings 561 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 561 kcal
  • 28%
  • Fat:
  • 33.3 g
  • 51%
  • Carbs:
  • 36.5g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 28.3 g
  • 57%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 100 mg
  • 33%
  • Sodium:
  • 1194 mg
  • 48%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Saute onion for 2 minutes. Stir in flour and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in milk, salt, mustard and pepper; cook, stirring frequently, until mixture boils and thickens.
  3. Meanwhile, bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add macaroni and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  4. To the milk mixture add the Cheddar and American cheeses; stir until cheese melts. Combine macaroni and cheese sauce in a 2 quart baking dish; mix well.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until hot and bubbly. Let cool 10 minutes before serving.

Footnotes

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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most helpful positive review

We made this for Christmas Eve dinner and it was really a hit. Definitely the best home-made mac & cheese I've ever tasted. Can't wait for an excuse to make it again. The sauce turned out inc...

Most helpful critical review

This recipe is ok. Its a good starter recipe. I might make it again but next time will leave the onion out. With the onion left it, all it tasted like was onions and I made the recipe as stated....

This recipe is ok. Its a good starter recipe. I might make it again but next time will leave the onion out. With the onion left it, all it tasted like was onions and I made the recipe as stated....

We made this for Christmas Eve dinner and it was really a hit. Definitely the best home-made mac & cheese I've ever tasted. Can't wait for an excuse to make it again. The sauce turned out inc...

I feel priveledged to be the first to rate this recipe!! I truly loved it, and I am a mac and cheese connoisseur. VERY IMPRESSED! To use Velveeta AND sharp cheddar, made for a perfect combinat...

This is a great recipe for creamy baked mac and cheese. I had a 16 oz package of elbow macaroni, so to double the sauce, I used the same amount of flour but doubled the butter and added about 3/...

Ok, I made this for a group of 32, including myself. I had my doubts about it while making it, but I've got to tell you, the finished product wowed everyone, including myself. Next I'm going t...

This is the best recipe for Mac&Cheese! It's easy, it doesn't take a long time to prepare and it's cheap! I love it because the taste is so authentic! It's better than my mom's Mac&Cheese! (Sorr...

I made this dish for family dinner tonight and it was amazing! My mom, dad, and sister went crazy for it. I made a few changes, including switching processed American cheese for Mozzarella and a...

This recipe is absolutely delicious and is quite easy to make. It was just as wonderful 2 days later when I reheated it in the microwave then stirred in a small amount of milk. The only bad rev...

i made this on easter and everyone complimented me on it! it is perfect baked mac and cheese - not as creamy as the stovetop kind but it's not supposed to be. it had a mild flavor that i reall...