Baked Homemade Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Baked Homemade Macaroni and Cheese Recipe My buddy Katie sent me the recipe for this baked mac & cheese. It has long been a family favourite.With a gorgeous white doughy crust mixture and a butter breadcrumb topping, this baked pasta is still the best I’ve ever seen.

 

Baked Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups elbow macaroni
  • ¼ cup butter ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 pound shredded Cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • 1 sleeve buttery round crackers, crushed

Baked Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

Baked Homemade Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Step 2: Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes; drain well.

Step 3: Melt 1/4 cup butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in flour and salt; cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes. Whisk in milk and simmer, stirring frequently, until mixture thickens slightly, about 5 minutes.

Step 4: Turn off the heat and stir in Cheddar cheese until cheese is melted. Add macaroni and stir to coat; pour into a 9×13-inch baking dish. Mix the remaining 1/4 cup of melted butter and crushed crackers together in a bowl; scatter evenly over macaroni mixture.

Step 5: Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown on top, about 45 minutes.