Best Ever Macaroni and Cheese

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

Comfort food at its best! Adapted this from a Land O Lakes recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 350°F Cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, melt margarine in saucepan until sizzling; stir in flour. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until smooth and bubbly (1 minute).
  3. Add milk, salt, pepper and a dash of nutmeg. Continue cooking, stirring
  4. occasionally, until sauce is thickened (3 to 4 minutes).
  5. Stir in cooked macaroni and cheese. Spoon into 2-quart casserole.
  6. Stir together all remaining ingredients in small bowl; sprinkle over macaroni.
  7. and cheese. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until heated through and golden brown.
  8. TIP: for a gourmet flavor, stir in 3 ounces cubed cream cheese and 1.
  9. teaspoon Dijon mustard with the milk.
Most Helpful

This is good -- used more cheese than called for (can't have too much cheese!). Used shredded cheese instead of cubed just because that is what I had and it worked great -- melted nicely.

iewe July 17, 2008

This mac and cheese has good flavour. I used whole wheat pasta and followed the recipe as written. For some reason the cubed cheese didn't melt into the casserole, even the next day when I reheated it. The cheese stayed as little cheese chunks throughout. Next time I think I'll add the cheese to the milk mixture so as to make a cheese sauce before adding it to the cooked pasta.

Dreamer in Ontario March 25, 2008

so so good (i omitted the breadcrumbs and it was still delicious) i did everything fat free (milk, cheese, etc.) and did extra calclium enriched noodles. Super healthy and wayy better than the boxed version!

catercow January 10, 2008