Yummy Old-Fashion Macaroni and Cheese

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by E.A.4957

I haven't made this yet, but I plan to soon! This is from Real Simple Magazine and the picture looks terrific!

Top Review by Zaney1

Nice mac and cheese. Very mild flavor. You could probably spice it up anyway you wanted. I used penne instead of elbow b/c I didn't have enough elbows. I also used a bit more cheese. I'm not sure how much b/c I didn't measure. Easy to put together. Mine baked in about 17minutes. Watch it b/c it can bubble over all over your oven.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 400°F
  2. Butter a casserole or 9 x 13 inch baking dish with 1 tablespoon of the butter.
  3. Cook macaroni until almost tender but still firm, about 2 minutes less than package directions. Drain and rinse under cold water.
  4. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the bread crumbs, parsley, oil, 1 teaspoon of the salt and the pepper and set aside.
  5. In a saucepan, over medium heat, melt the butter. Stirring constantly, add the flour and cook for 3 minutes. The mixture will clump together.
  6. Still stirring constantly, add the milk slowly.
  7. Cook for 7 minutes. Add the Cheddar and the remaining salt and cook, stirring, until thick and creamy, about 5 minutes.
  8. Add the macaroni and combine.
  9. Transfer to the baking dish and top with the bread crumb mixture.
  10. Bake until golden and bubbling slightly around the edges, about 25 minutes.

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