I really like this mac and cheese. I have used it on a few occasions when I wanted the real deal. It is also a good base. I always add a dash or so of pepper, garlic powder and onion powder and a 1/4 tsp of dried mustard. It is not enough to overpower the cheese, but just enough to add a little bit to it. Very good. Thanks for sharing!
I've been making this for years - my mother makes it the same way. But we always put the pasta in a casserole dish and pour the sauce over to coat evenly, then bake for 30-45 minutes at 350 degrees (or until lightly browned)....it makes the top layer that crispy cooked cheese and it's SO delicious! (we use 1 box elbow noodles, 1 block of cracker barrel extra sharp cheddar...same amount of butter, add enough flour to make a thick paste, then add milk to thin....then cheese etc.).
I've tried a bunch of the mac cheese recipes on food.com. This one is the family's favourite by far. Has a very cheesy taste where many others just taste "creamy". After following all the instructions here, I like to put everything in a caserole dish, add a bit more shredded cheese on top and then throw it in the oven for 20 min or so at 350. This way the top is all crusty and fantastic. But if we're in a rush, it's great just the way it is too.
Very good! I multiplied everything by 1.5 in order to make enough for an entire box of noodles. A great basic mac and cheese recipe. Thanks!
Quick, simple, and no baking, awesome! I have made this several times and we love it. Especially good with large macaroni. I do always add 1/2 t of dry mustard and it gives it a kick.
This recipe is very aptly named. It turned out very creamy and cheesy. I liked that it didn't have to go in the oven which gives it a much creamier texture. I used a mix of Velveeta and shredded cheddar and it turned out wonderful. Thanks for sharing this great recipe. Update: This recipe is in my Top Favorites of 2009 Cookbook.
very good and creamy - felt it was missing something - added some garlic salt. next time think i'd try a fuller flavored cheese- i used some shredded mexi-cheese in a bag. with sharp this would be amazing.
My boyfriend loves it! I added chopped garlic, mushrooms and diced chicken breast to the recipe. After following step by step instructions, I added the cooked chicken and mushrooms and garlic after and then added the macaroni noodles. I tried putting half of the dish in the oven to see what it tastes like and it's even better when you add shredded cheese on top.
My kids liked it, but I found the taste of flour too dominant.
Needed something quick and easy for dinner (I'd not planned anything) knew that Mac n Cheese was the answer and found this recipe. It was so easy and came together creamy and cheesy. I did add a teaspoon of crushed red peppers of a little zip to it. Then found out DH was going to be late so to keep it warm added it to a casserole plate, topped with panko bread crumbs and more shredded cheese and baked at 350 for 45 minutes. The result was amazing with the creamy, cheesy center and a crunchy topping that everyone loved.