Family-Favorite Macaroni and Cheese

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 25 mins

I found this recipe in a Taste of Home publication awhile back. I had written it out and stuck it in my 'to try' binder. A few months ago I made it for the first time... it's now my absolute favorite baked macaroni and cheese recipe! (with it tweaked for my own tastes). Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cook elbow macaroni as directed on package.
  3. While macaroni is cooking, melt butter in a 3 quart saucepan over low heat.
  4. Stir in flour, salt, pepper, mustard and Worcestershire sauce.
  5. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is smooth and bubbly.
  6. Remove from heat.
  7. Stir in milk.
  8. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly.
  9. Boil and stir for 1 minute.
  10. Stir in cheese.
  11. Cook, stirring occasionally, until cheese is melted.
  12. Drain macaroni when done. Gently stir macaroni into cheese sauce and pour into ungreased 2 quart baking dish.
  13. Mix together bread crumbs and parmesan cheese; sprinkle over macaroni and cheese.
  14. Bake, uncovered, for 25 minutes or until bubbly.


Most Helpful

This was tremendous!! I like to make Mac and Cheese because it's certainly something that my kids enjoy eating, however, I always find it so bland. This wasn't! It was great!! I made a double recipe and quadrupled both the mustard (I used prepared) and the Worcestershire sauce!! AMAZING! This is going to be the recipe that I use from now on. Thanks for posting!! YUM!

Chesska February 23, 2011

I gave this 4 stars because I made it for my 13 month old son (made a double batch). Unlike other Mac & Cheese recipies I tried, he gobbled this one up. I personally found it rather bland. My wife seemed to like it. I doubled the recipe. It took about 40 minutes to cook. The only ingredient I didn't have/add was mustard because I only have honey mustard at the moment. Come to think of it, honey mustard may have been a good addition because it could have been a bit sweeter for my tastes. But, again, it was a success because my little guy loved it with a side of brocolli ;)

Dale Dietrich June 20, 2013

I made this for my 2 year old, we topped it with crushed goldfish crackers instead of the breadcrumbs. Very good, will keep this recipe for sure!

pamarita1984_12983794 September 01, 2011

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