Classic Skillet or Baked Macaroni and Cheese

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READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by newmama

This is just good 'ol mac and cheese- rich, creamy and satisfying. Any cheese you like can be put in there, and any shaped noodle will work (though I think elbows, penne and rotini work best). Whole milk makes a richer mac and cheese, but didn't miss it here (and dh only will drink whole milk!). This will serve 8 adults a main course, more if there are kids or as a side.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil macaroni about 8 minutes, until al dente and drain well.
  2. meanwhile, melt butter and whisk in flour until smooth.
  3. add milk slowly, whisking and bring to a boil until thick (about 2-3 mins)
  4. stir in spices.
  5. remove from heat and add cheeses until smooth.
  6. stir in macaroni.
  7. serve as is or pour into a large casserole dish or 13x9 pyrex and sprinkle with bread crumbs and/or parmesan and bake at 350 for about 30 minutes.

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