Ready in 1 hour
I use this as a base for various Mac & Cheese recipes
Cook the macaroni in boiling water for about 10 minutes until tender but still firm.
Drain well and set aside. In a deep skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the flour to make a roux and cook, stirring, to remove any lumps. Pour in the milk and cook until the mixture is thick and smooth.
Season with salt and pepper. Stir in 2 cups Cheddar and continue to cook until melted. Add the cooked macaroni and stir. Transfer the mixture to a 2-quart casserole dish. Bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven for 20 minutes.
Remove the casserole from oven, top with remaining 1/2-cup cheese. Bake for an additional 5 minutes until hot and bubbly.
te1307 2y agoMy whole family loved it, will make it again.
TMcMichael 2y agoSuch a yummy treat during cold winter months
Lynn1775 2y agoExcellent basic Mac-n-cheese, I made half the recipe and it came out great. Topped with 3 slices white bread, torn up and mixed with 2 tbsp melted butter, baked at 350 for .5 hour for a crunchy buttery top. Yum!
greatfoodgreatcompany 2y agoCould I substitute the sharp cheddar with shredded Mexican cheese?
Iluvjon4eva26 3y agoIt was ok...
MichelleAndJamesW 3y ago
MinnaB 3y agoGood mac n cheese
FortunaFaythe 3y agoTasted amazing! Thank you for this wonderful base recipe. You can add anything to this recipe!
jsnyder86 3y agopretty basic mac and cheese nothing fancy, I put bacon in mine and used the bacon drippings instead of butter. Its good for what it is, ya know?
caceresj22 3y ago