Mom's Extra Sharp Mac and Cheese

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by AcadiaTwo

My Mom has been making mac and cheese this way for as long as I can remember. It gets a cheesy crust on top that the family fights for.

Top Review by time4takeout

Thank you for sharing this recipe. My favorite part of baked mac is the crusty top so to me this was perfect. Just a dash of salt & pepper was the only adjustment I made. I told my mom about it and hers came out terrible. Turns out, she didn't use cheddar. The cheddar cannot be substituted because other cheeses do not melt the same way.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a 2-quart square baking dish place 1/2 a cup of cooked macaroni in a single layer.
  3. Cover macaroni with cheese evenly.
  4. Layer another 1/2 a cup of of macaroni on top of the cheese.
  5. Cover macaroni with cheese evenly.
  6. Layer another 1/2 a cup of of macaroni on top of the cheese.
  7. Add the milk.
  8. Cover macaroni and milk with cheese evenly.
  9. Bake for 20 minutes.
  10. Set the oven to broil and and broil mac, milk and cheese 6"-8" away from broiler for 5-7 minutes or until cheese is browned.
  11. Warning: HOT, let cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.
  12. Enjoy!

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