Baked Macaroni and Cheese

This is a family favorite recipe handed down from my first mother-in-law – the woman responsible for teaching me how to cook.

My 11 year old son, Landon, is a very picky eater.  He won’t touch boxed mac and cheese, but he begs me to make this all the time.  Tonight he actually ate four helpings!

This recipe is simple to put together, creamy and crunchy and even better warmed up the next day.

Baked Mac and Cheese

Cook and drain the macaroni and place in a large, oven-proof dish.  I always use my 4.5 quart Pyrex bowl so I can mix everything together and just throw it into the oven… again, saves on dirty dishes.

Cube the butter and mix it into the macaroni until everything is coated.

Stir in the Butter

Sprinkle with enough flour to cover the top and stir until macaroni is coated.

Sprinkle with flour

Stir in the cheese and sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper.

Stir in the Cheese

Pour in enough milk to just cover.

Pour in the Milk

I actually like to pour in a little less milk so when it bakes, it creates a nice crunchy layer on top.

Bake

Bake at 350 degrees for 01 hour until the top is golden.

Baked Mac and Cheese

Serve and enjoy.

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Ingredients

  • 04 Cups Macaroni
  • 03 Tablespoons butter, cut into cubes
  • flour
  • 01 pound shredded sharp cheddar
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground pepper
  • milk

Directions

  • Cook macaroni and drain.
  • Place macaroni in a large, oven proof dish.
  • Add butter and mix to coat macaroni.
  • Sprinkle with enough flour to cover macaroni and stir until coated.
  • Stir in cheese.
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Pour in milk to barely cover macaroni.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 01 hour.

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s