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recipe: baked macaroni and cheese

Carbs and cheese. Does it get any better than that? Seriously?

Like a lot of the recipes I post, this is my mom’s concoction. She has made it this way for as long as I can remember, and it is still one of my favorite mac and cheese recipes. Easy, simple, and yummy. Though I can never seem to make it quite as creamy as she does. She uses Mom Magic, I guess.

What you’ll need: macaroni noodles, cheddar cheese, Velveeta cheese (YES.), milk, flour, butter, cracker crumbs.

recipe: Baked Macaroni & Cheese

Get some water boiling and cook the noodles according to your package directions. Then, melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a medium saucepan. Keep the heat low-medium.

recipe: Baked Macaroni & Cheese

Then add 2 tablespoons of flour and mix well.

recipe: Baked Macaroni & Cheese

Slowly stir in the milk (I sometimes use a whisk to break up any clumps that may form)

recipe: Baked Macaroni & Cheese

Cut the cheese (HAAAAA! SORRY. AM TWELVE.) into cubes-

recipe: Baked Macaroni & Cheese

-and add to the milk mixture.

recipe: Baked Macaroni & Cheese

Keep the sauce on low while you stir, stir, stir so that the milk doesn’t burn on the bottom of the pan (even though I ALWAYS burn the milk on the bottom of the pan. heh)

When the Velveeta is melted, add the shredded cheddar.

recipe: Baked Macaroni & Cheese

Next you’ll want to prep the cracker crumbs. You can use bread crumbs or pre-crushed crackers, whatever. I use a plastic bag, a rolling pin, and some saltines. High tech!

recipe: Baked Macaroni & Cheese

recipe: Baked Macaroni & Cheese

recipe: Baked Macaroni & Cheese

Don’t forget about the sauce! STIR THAT SUCKER.

recipe: Baked Macaroni & Cheese

Dump your drained macaroni noodles into a baking dish- I use a round one because that’s what my mama always did. Tastes better in a round casserole dish!

recipe: Baked Macaroni & Cheese

Stir in the cheesy deliciousness you created.

recipe: Baked Macaroni & Cheese

Sprinkle on the cracker/breadcrumbs and dot the top with butter.

recipe: Baked Macaroni & Cheese

Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees F and devour.

recipe: Baked Macaroni & Cheese

5 Comments

  1. Tracy
    @overmom

    DUDE! You are KILLING me…or well killing my post baby weight loss! Oh well….I guess I will be hitting GE again for some cheeses and noodles and making this sometime this week. MMMM cheese, Love!

    May 17 4:01 pm


  2. K
    @twoadults

    I am making this biznass this weekend.

    Perhaps I will add some ham?

    May 18 8:32 am


  3. Andrea
    @ajh_rigs

    Yes. Exactly like my mama makes it too! (Round dish and all!) :)

    May 18 11:38 pm