Favorite Macaroni and Cheese

Recipe by sweetcakes


Top Review by diner524

Fantastic mac and cheese!!! This would have been a 5 star recipe if the instructions had been clear, I made my own guesses and they worked out well, but not sure it was the way the recipe should have been completed. I didn't have a milk mixture and I don't know how you toss the bread slices with the melted butter. I also know that the site had a problem back a year or so ago, and did change some ingredients/instructions, so this might be the case with this recipe. But here goes how I made your recipe: I made 1/3 of the recipe, followed to the amounts/ingredients on the list except for omitting the nutmeg (not a fan of this in pasta). I decided to add the bread slices to my mini food processor(made some fresh bread crumbs) and then drizzled the melted butter on top and tossed it all. I melted the remaining butter in my sauce pan, then added the flour and let it cook for a couple of mins, then added cold milk and let it thicken up, added the two type of cheeses and then added the cooked pasta to the whole mix. I then poured this into my dish, topped it with the bread crumbs and baked it for 30 minutes, sooo good!!! I am hoping I didn't mess up, too much, in how I made this recipe. Thanks for sharing a great recipe. Made for "Name that Ingredient" Tag game.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Butter a 3 quart casserole dish, set aside.
  3. Place bread in a medium bowl. In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt 2 Tbsp butter and pour over bread in bowl. Toss and set aside.
  4. Warm the milk in saucepan over medium heat. Melt the remaining 6 Tbsp butter in high sided skillet over medium heat. When the butter bubbles, add the flour. Cook stirring one minute.
  5. While whisking, slowly pour in the hot milk mixture until bubbles and thick 8-12 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat add all seasonings and 1 1/2 cups cheese.
  7. Cook macaroni until slightly underdone. Drain and stir into cheese mixture pour into buttered casserole.
  8. Top with remaining cheese and breadcrumbs. Cook 30 minute.

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