Baked Macaroni and Cheese


Elbow Macaroni Extra Sharp Cheddar Gruyere Cheese Mozzarella Butter All-Purpose Flour Milk Cream Salt & Pepper Garlic Powder Paprika Dry Mustard

Baked Macaroni and Cheese



12 Servings

50 Minutes

Step 1

Cook macaroni for one minute less than the package directions. Drain and add butter.

Step 2

Melt the remaining 1/2 cup of butter in a large pot over low heat, and stir in the flour until a smooth paste forms.

Step 3

Slowly pour in 1 cup of the milk, while whisking. When no lumps remain, add the rest of the milk and the cream.

Step 4

Turn the heat up to medium and allow the sauce to thicken slightly (it should coat the back of a spoon). Add seasoning.

Step 5

Whisk in about 1/3 of the shredded cheese, a handful at a time, allowing each addition to fully melt in before adding the next.

Step 6

Pour the cheese sauce over the cooked macaroni, and stir until combined.

Step 7

Transfer half the mixture to the prepared baking dish, then top with another 1/3 of the shredded cheese.

Step 8

La1yer the remaining mac and cheese on top, Sprinkle the rest of the   cheese and bake about 15 minutes.

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Hi! I'm Allie!

When I find myself with a few free moments, I head straight for my kitchen!  I'm a former pastry chef who still loves to bake, & to share how easy and fun baking from scratch can be!