Homemade Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is a very easy recipe that my mom used to make when i was growing up-you can change the types of cheese to add a different flavor too. I like it spicy !

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Grease or spray with non-stick cooking spray a casserole dish.
  2. Melt butter in medium saucepan.
  3. When melted, add flour, stirring constantly for about 1 minute (until butter is absorbed).
  4. Whisk in hot milk, cook for 3 minutes (stirring constantly).
  5. Add 1 cup each of the cheeses, and stir until smooth.
  6. Cook macaroni, drain, rinse under cold water, and drain again.
  7. Combine everything together and pour into casserole dish.
  8. Sprinkle the rest of the cheese on top, and bake at 400Ffor 20 minutes.
Most Helpful

I have my own baked mac and cheese recipe, but wanted to see how someone else's was, since I usually "eyeball." Doing so messes up my roux. Anyway, I used your recipe, adding some black pepper, garlic, paprika, and parsley. And because my family wants it rib-sticky, we doubled the cheese. I also turned the broiler on for the last 5 min. This was the best macaroni and cheese I have ever baked! Thanks for sharing!

Momma21 August 07, 2009

This was absolutely wonderful, my first time making homemade mac&cheese. It turned out wonderfully. This is now my 2nd time and Im taking it to a company picnic, where I'm sure it will go over well! Thanks for posting such an easy tasty recipe.

Christy M. From Indiana May 27, 2010

This should be 5 stars, All the other mac and cheese recipes added eggs, And I just wanted that creamy bechamel sauce, I did like Rachel Ray and added a dash of nutmeg, I know too much and it would of been an eggnog mac n cheese ! Thanks for this awesome recipe ! should be at the top.

sabrina_salas April 15, 2011