Homestyle Macaroni and Cheese

Total Time
1hr
Prep 40 mins
Cook 20 mins

It's not a lowfat casserole, but it's so delicious you won't care. Add leftover ham for an even heartier meal.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Cook macaroni (1/2 pound= 2 cups dry) until just al dente.
  3. You can use elbows for a traditional look, but try scoobi-doo-- it works well in this recipe.
  4. Drain pasta well.
  5. While the mac is boiling, melt the 1/4-cup butter in a large pot.
  6. Whisk in the flour.
  7. Over med heat, whisk until smooth and bubbly (only about a minute).
  8. Stir in milk, cream cheese, salt, pepper& mustard.
  9. Keep cooking and stirring until sauce is thickened-- about three or four minutes.
  10. Cut the block of cheddar into half-inch cubes.
  11. Add drained macaroni and cubed cheddar& combine well.
  12. Pour into a casserole sprayed with Pam.
  13. In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients and sprinkle over top.
  14. Dust with paprika if desired.
  15. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until top is golden brown and casserole is heated through.
Most Helpful

5 5

We loved the creamy texture of this dish. I didn't know that homemade mac & cheese was so easy. I added ham & broccoli to make it a main dish casserole and my husband, who doesn't care for mac & cheese said that it was a keeper. Thanks for the suggestion, Lennie.

5 5

I have made a zillion and one different versions of macaroni and cheese, but never with cream cheese in it. This one was so luscious, we're going to be having it more often. It's a cross between mac and cheese and elbows alfredo. Thanks Lennie!

5 5

I have wanted to make this recipe for months and I knew that has it was baking in the oven I was in for a major "good thing." It was so good that I have been sneaking nibbles of cold mac and cheese. Lennie, this is a very addictive and wonderful recipe. I just wish I had made it sooner!