By 2Bleu on November 02, 2007
Photo by Andi of Longmeadow Farm
Photo by Andi of Longmeadow Farm
"A fabulous always-requested recipe! I stongly suggest buying block cheeses and grating/shredding them fresh for the most flavorful macaroni and cheese you will ever taste. For a healthier version, try Bird's Famous Macaroni and Cheese (Lite)."
Serving Size: 1 (248 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
"Very nice mac n cheese recipe which was enjoyed by DS and myself for lunch!! I made this for 6 servings although omitted the bread crumbs as we don't care for them on our mac n cheese in my family. This is very similar to the way I make our mac n cheese except for the dry mustard, parmesan and bread crumbs. We loved the addition of the dry mustard and parmesan cheese but next time would maybe cut back some on the salt and I love salty. I used freshly grated parmesan and cheddar so maybe the parmesan was extra salty??? Thanks 2Bleu for sharing a slight twist to my normal recipe!!!"
"Wonderful, wonderful! The farm was just begging for some comfort today. I had a good box of unopened elbows sitting there in the cupboard and this seems like the only choice to make....this recipe looked like it would beat my mac/cheese anytime, because the ingredients look divine. I did not change one thing about this recipe. Followed it exactly, and I wouldn't change anything about it. Just to *tried and true* to change. Try this! You will never regret it, especially on a day when comfort is first and foremost. Thanks, 2Bleu!"
"Very nice macaroni and cheese that we enjoyed, but I think next time I will leave off the crumb topping and just let the macaroni brown ever so lightly on top!"
"Great mac and cheese recipe! I did find the white cheddar and grated it myself. The recipe was very easy to throw together and the cooking time is quick. It's a nice comforting recipe with wonderful flavor. The only reason I didn't rate it a 5 (and it was close) is because I found it a little salty tasting. This may be due to the type or brand of cheeses I used. I'm going to experiment with other brands of cheese (and have fun while trying!). Thanks, 2Bleu, for another yummy recipe. :)"
"I made many revisions on this recipe, and it was still delicious! I cut the recipe in half and used Ezekial 4:9 sprouted grain penne pasta, raw cheddar cheese (just cheddar - no parmesan) and I only had 1c. cream, so I used water for the other 1c. of milk. Plus, I added about 1/2 bag of frozen peas to the mix and topped with some more shredded cheese. It was delicious! And all my kids ate it up too!"
"Top notch mac&cheese. If you've never had homemade mac&cheese - you must try it! Dh didn't grow up on homemade but he's coming around. I used odds and ends of cheese - some sharp cheddar, colby/jack, a bit of swiss and munster. Very good!"
"Great Macaroni and Cheese recipe! Creamy, cheesy and stick to the roof of your mouth good! The only thing I didn't do was put the crumbs on top, as we like it better without. Thanks!"
"I love homemade mac and cheese. It is the ultimate comfort food, and this was absolutely wonderful. I never would have thought to add mustard, but it added a really nice flavor. The only thing I changed at all was to use baby parmesan."
"great mac and cheese, I used an aged white cheddar and also added in a small chopped onion and a tablespoon of fresh minced garlic to the roux, this is a rich cheesy dish that has a wonderful flavor, thanks for sharing Bird!"
"Couldnt find the white cheddar so I used yellow. Family loved it anyway."
"This was a very tasty mac-n-cheese recipe. Love the flavor combinations along w/the different choices of cheeses. The only thing I didn't add was the white cheddar cheese and used standard cheddar instead of. Thanks for sharing~"
"This was excellent! I made 2 servings of this for lunch today. Also I used skim milk and low fat cheeses (and a little less of the cheeses) and whole wheat pasta. The only issue I had (which was my fault) was the sauce was a bit thin since there was no heavy cream to help make it a bit thicker. So I just added some cornstarch mixed with some water to thicken it a bit. Also the cheese did not melt quite as nicely as full fat cheese would have. Overall a great recipe I plan on making much more often that even tasts great when made a tad more healthy."
"This was fantastic! I made it exactly as written, and after tasting it I added a little more black pepper and some cayenne pepper out of personal preference and it was PERFECT! I will definitely be making this again!"
"We did not care for this at all....it was dry and not very cheesy (despite it being loaded with sharp cheddar cheese). I bought the only large elbow noodles the store had which had ridges in the noodle, so maybe my noodles were too thick. Also, I stirred the sauce till it thickened some because after 10 minutes, it was still very watery -- I may have thickened it too much. The flavor wasn't good enough for me to try this recipe again. This makes a full 9x13 pan, so wish I had halved the recipe."
"We loved this! The only changes I made was I used quinoa flour instead of plain flour and maybe a bit more marble cheese (instead of cheddar) than called for. This is for sure going to be made again!"
"Delicious Mac & Cheese! I made just a few changes based on ingredients at hand (shredded mexi cheese instead of cheddar, whole milk instead of 2%, whole wheat rotini instead of macaroni). Oh, and I added a bunch of smoked sausage. It was very good and enjoyed by the whole family. We had enough left over (after 2 adults and 3 kids ate it for dinner) for dinner the next night. The parm (love it so much!), cream cheese, and mustard gave this mac & cheese GREAT flavor. Thanks for a great recipe! I'll be saving this one to use again!"
"I cut the recipe in half since there were only 2 of us eating this, and I still had some leftovers...looking forward to it for lunch tomorrow :) I think this really was the most flavorful mac & cheese I've ever had, like the description said it was...I really liked it. It seemed a little bit dry though, and I prefer mine a little more creamy. I definitely enjoyed this recipe though. Loved the addition of pepper and the ground mustard. Thanks so much for posting :) Made for Phase II of Theirs, Yours, & Mine Photo Tag."
"This tasted just as good as I thought it would. I cut the recipe in half but still used the 8 oz of cheddar. We love a cheesey mac and cheese. I had a little trouble getting my bread crumbs to brown but I just put the oven on broil for about 3 min. and that did the trick. Plus, it gave it a nice crust on top and around the edges. Thanks so much for sharing. Made for PRMR."
"This is a really great macaroni and cheese recipe. Not a thing I would change about it. The cheese sauce ends up so creamy, its wonderful. I ended up mixing probably 3/4 of a 1 lb box of macaroni in with the sauce. Thanks for a great recipe!"