Backwoods Home Baked Macaroni & Cheese to Kill For

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

From Backwoods Home Magazine Courtesy of John Silveira

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350º.
  2. Cook macaroni in salted boiling water according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water. Pour into a 2-quart baking dish.
  3. In a saucepan, melt butter and stir in flour. Cook and stir for one minute. Gradually stir in milk. Add sour cream, Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper and mustard. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until sauce bubbles and thickens. Stir in half of the Cheddar cheese until melted.
  4. Toss macaroni with remaining Cheddar cheese, the mozzarella cheese, ricotta cheese, tomatoes, and ham. Pour sauce over this macaroni mixture and mix thoroughly.
  5. Bake, uncovered, for about 1 hour, or until bubbly and brown.
Most Helpful

Very good and rich! I used 40 g less butter than called for (all I had!) but it did not seem to affect the sauce much - apart from that I followed the recipe. I might try leaving out the ricotta next time and making a bit more of the sauce in order to make the texture as smooth as the taste... Great dish, thank you!

stormylee April 04, 2012

This was brilliant! It took a little longer to get together than I had thought, but it was worth it. Instead of the ham, I used ground chicken, which I browned on a pan with some onions beforehand, so the end result was kind of like a lasagna casserole. But trully - to kill for!

Avena November 14, 2011

An excellent macaroni and cheese, saucy and flavourful, other than using bacon instead of ham (because I didn't have any), I followed the recipe exactly and we really enjoyed this comfort dinner on a wet and stormy night! I accompanied this with garlic green beans, yum, so good! An excellent dish, Liszard, prepared for PAC Fall 2011, thank you!

Karen Elizabeth October 31, 2011