The Very Best Macaroni and Cheese

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by butterflyday

This is my favorite mac n'cheese. It is simple, flavorful and delicious.

Top Review by *Parsley*

Super creamy and cheesey! The garlic and onion give lots of flavor. The sauce was so cheesey that I had to add a little extra milk to thin it out a bit. I used flower-shaped (or honeycomb-shaped) pasta. The kids and adults loved it. Thanx for sharing this; it's a keeper!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Butter a 13x9 inch pan.
  3. Cook macaroni until it is al dente, about 8-10 minutes.
  4. In a small bowl, combine milk and cream.
  5. In a pan on medium heat, melt only 1/2 pound butter.
  6. Cook onions and garlic until clear, about 6 minutes.
  7. Add flour and cook/stir for 3 minutes.
  8. Add cream mixture and mix until smooth.
  9. Boil, stirring occasionally, about 8-10 minutes.
  10. Stir in 4 cups of Cheddar cheese, American cheese, and 1 cup of Parmesan cheese.
  11. Stir until melted.
  12. It will be thick and creamy --
  13. Season with salt and pepper.
  14. Stir sauce in pasta.
  15. Pour in a 13x9 inch pan.
  16. Sprinkle with remaining Cheddar, Parmesan and bread crumbs.
  17. Bake uncovered, middle shelf for 20 minutes until bubbling and browned on top.

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