Cream-Cheesy Macaroni and Cheese

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 20 mins

One of our favorites....

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Spray a 9x13" glass casserole dish with cooking spray.
  2. Set aside.
  3. Cook the pasta according to package directions, in a large pot.
  4. Drain, rinse, and return to the large pot.
  5. Set aside.
  6. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat.
  7. Add the flour, and cook until bubbly (about a minute).
  8. Add the milk slowly, stirring after each addition and cook until slightly thickened.
  9. Add the cream cheese, again stirring until completely melted.
  10. Season with salt.
  11. Remove from heat.
  12. Carefully pour the cream cheese mixture over the pasta, stirring gently to combine.
  13. Add the shredded cheddar cheese, stirring to combine.
  14. Pour the mixture into the prepared casserole dish, top with bread crumbs if desired, and bake at 350 for 20 minutes.
Most Helpful

This is a delicious recipe for mac and cheese. It's a great way to get a really creamy texture without having to used processed cheese food.

Delicious as it Looks January 14, 2014

my husband said this is THE best homemade mac and cheese he's ever eaten. I followed directions exactly, except I only had HALF a box of elbow noodles, but I used exactly the same amounts for everything else and just put it in an 8x8 dish. Breadcrumbs are a definite! YUM!

asaunders03 September 27, 2013

I LOVE THIS RECIPE. It is my go too. I made this for a 40th birthday party and added garlic powder, caramelized onions & peas since it was mainly adults. I was surprised that everyone made such a fuss over macaroni & cheese. Then I tasted it. REAL GOOD. Thank you.

shadowgirl... September 20, 2011