Traditional Homemade Mac & Cheese

Traditional Homemade Mac & Cheese

9 reviews, 4.3 star(s). 89% would make again

Ready in 1 hour

This is the old fashioned version


8 tbl Butter
8 tbl Flour
1 tsp Salt
2 c milk
2 c cream
4 c cheddar
1 lb macaroni

Original recipe makes 8



Melt butter in skillet. Add flour, salt and pepper. Slowly add milk and cream mix while stirring constantly. Boil 2 minutes while stirring. Reduce heat and cook 10 minutes, keep stirring. Gradually add cheddar and simmer until melted. Mix in cooked macaroni. Put everything in a baking dish. Add a layer of breadcrumbs, as much as you like. Bake at 400 for 20 minutes.

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Homemade Mac 'n' Cheese

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Mine came out dry, It had good flavor. I used small shell macaroni and a quart of half and half. Next time I am going to half the amount of flour used in the sauce.
Hotdoxy 1y ago

Mine came out grainy and disgusting, I read that adding the cheese while still hot does this, so wait for it to cool before adding.
palaumelissa 2y ago

Just tried this tonight and it was a HUGE success! Everyone in the family enjoyed it and it was pretty simple to make...I will definitely be making this dish again!
BossHam 3y ago

Excellent recipe! We put breadcrumbs on 1/2 of it. Yummy!
Wardcomm 3y ago

I halved the recipe & omitted the breadcrumbs. I topped with cheese & browned it. I also added paprika & used more cream than milk. With those changes it was a huge hit.
Humbug3 4y ago

Made this dish a few time and its been great everytime....I like to make it for the holidays or if wee go to someones house for a party. Its always a hit with everyone.
gmpoliskey 4y ago

Very yummy we left out the bread crumbs
Vickievic831 6y ago

[I posted this recipe.]
SunnyFLErin 7y ago

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