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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Creamy Homemade Macaroni & Cheese

You'll never want to eat the stuff out of the box again after making this recipe! My family LOVES this mac & cheese! My husband prefers his macaroni and cheese to not be baked, so that is how I make this recipe. But, I have baked it before and I still think it's great that way too. You can decide for yourself!

Creamy Homemade Macaroni & Cheese
1 lb. elbow macaroni (in this picture I used large elbows)
½ cup butter
½ cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
3 ½ cups milk (evaporated milk works great!)
1 lb. Velveeta cheese, cut into cubes
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded for the top

Preheat oven to 350° F, if you like your macaroni and cheese baked, if not skip this step.
Boil the macaroni noodles according to the package directions. Meanwhile, in a saucepan melt butter over medium high heat. Add flour, salt and pepper and stir until flour is cooked, about one minute. Slowly add in milk and stir with a whisk to ensure that there are no lumps in the sauce. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly and then add the Velveeta cheese and stir until melted. Mix pasta into sauce and enjoy as is for a super creamy mac and cheese, topping each serving with a bit of the shredded cheddar cheese. If you like your mac and cheese baked, pour into a greased 9x13 inch baking dish sprinkling the cheddar cheese on top. Bake in 350° F oven for 30 minutes. Enjoy!


Bre said...

looks delicious!!!! Can't wait to try it!

Bonnie Story said...

I sure do enjoy this blog! And the chocolate-chip cheesecake cookies are phenomenal... we served them to dinner guests and they were really awestruck. I love your down-home aesthetic and recipes, for real people with good taste in food!! I'll be baaaack! Bonnie

Live.Love.Eat said...

Awesome. I can't believe my 5yo doesn't like mac and cheese. But I should make this and try again. Cuz if he doesn't like this then there's no use trying anything else.

Mommy's Kitchen said...

I am always on the hunt for new mac and cheese recipes. Especially the creamy dreamy ones.

Mama needs a nap said...

I made this last night, and it was soooooo good. Thank you for my new favorite mac and cheese recipe!