Cheesy Mac and Cheese

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Cheesy Mac N Cheese - the cheesiest, CREAMIEST homemade mac n cheese you'll ever make! Macaroni pasta covered in sharp cheddar cheese, melted into a warm cream sauce, and topped with a perfect panko crust. The whole family will definitely approve!

Hi everyone! Me again with another recipe to add to your favorite Tried and True series 🙂 We’re really revving up the recipes for you, so you have plenty of options come Holiday time. Before I get crazy with all that is involved with the Fall season, the hubs and I are heading out of town (celebrating 10 years). Our long awaited, first time ever, vacation without the kids. I’m excited and scared all at once. However, my amazing parents are taking over parental duties with the kiddos, and I couldn’t be more grateful, knowing that they are in very good hands. I’m trying to prepare as much as possible to help alleviate the load on them. I would love to have a few meals ready for her to pull out of the freezer, for a quick, delicious dinner. Which brings me to your amazing recipe..

Macaroni is always a quick and easy go to when you cant think of anything to make for dinner. The kids never complain and its nice to not have to deal with whining at the dinner table. Well, have you ever made homemade Mac and Cheese? If not, today needs to be the day! This recipe is amazingly creamy and without any of the processed stuff, tastes sooo guilt free. Give it a try, I think you’re gonna like this!

Here is the recipe:

INGREDIENTS:

1 lb. elbow macaroni
½ c. butter
½ c. flour
4 c. milk
6 c. shredded sharp Cheddar
1 TB garlic salt
Pepper to taste
2 TB butter
½ c. panko bread crumbs

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Boil pasta according to package directions. In large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Whisk in flour and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Slowly pour in 4 cups milk, whisking until smooth. Heat to a low boil until thickened. Remove from heat.
  2. Add hot pasta to a greased 9×13″ baking dish. Sprinkle 6 cups shredded cheese over pasta. Pour the thickened cream sauce over the pasta and cheese. Let sit until the cheese has melted and stir together.
  3. Melt 2 TB butter over medium heat. Add in bread crumbs, stirring constantly until golden brown, about 3-5 minutes. Pour over the mac and cheese.
  4. Bake at 325 for 14-15 minutes. Serve warm.

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Here is the printable recipe:

Creamy Mac and Cheese
 
Serves: 6-8
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. elbow macaroni
  • ½ c. butter
  • ½ c. flour
  • 4 c. milk
  • 6 c. shredded sharp Cheddar
  • 1 TB garlic salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • 2 TB butter
  • ½ c. panko bread crumbs
Instructions
  1. Boil pasta according to package directions. In large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Whisk in flour and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Slowly pour in 4 cups milk, whisking until smooth. Heat to a low boil until thickened. Remove from heat.
  2. Add hot pasta to a greased 9x13" baking dish. Sprinkle 6 cups shredded cheese over pasta. Pour the thickened cream sauce over the pasta and cheese. Let sit until the cheese has melted and stir together.
  3. Melt 2 TB butter over medium heat. Add in bread crumbs, stirring constantly until golden brown, about 3-5 minutes. Pour over the mac and cheese.
  4. Bake at 325 for 14-15 minutes. Serve warm.

Recipe adapted from www.thatwhichnourishes.com

Cheesy Mac N Cheese - the cheesiest, CREAMIEST homemade mac n cheese you'll ever make! Macaroni pasta covered in sharp cheddar cheese, melted into a warm cream sauce, and topped with a perfect panko crust. The whole family will definitely approve!

Cheesy Mac N Cheese - the cheesiest, CREAMIEST homemade mac n cheese you'll ever make! Macaroni pasta covered in sharp cheddar cheese, melted into a warm cream sauce, and topped with a perfect panko crust. The whole family will definitely approve!

Cheesy Mac N Cheese - the cheesiest, CREAMIEST homemade mac n cheese you'll ever make! Macaroni pasta covered in sharp cheddar cheese, melted into a warm cream sauce, and topped with a perfect panko crust. The whole family will definitely approve!

Cheesy Mac N Cheese - the cheesiest, CREAMIEST homemade mac n cheese you'll ever make! Macaroni pasta covered in sharp cheddar cheese, melted into a warm cream sauce, and topped with a perfect panko crust. The whole family will definitely approve!

Cheesy Mac N Cheese - the cheesiest, CREAMIEST homemade mac n cheese you'll ever make! Macaroni pasta covered in sharp cheddar cheese, melted into a warm cream sauce, and topped with a perfect panko crust. The whole family will definitely approve!

Cheesy Mac N Cheese - the cheesiest, CREAMIEST homemade mac n cheese you'll ever make! Macaroni pasta covered in sharp cheddar cheese, melted into a warm cream sauce, and topped with a perfect panko crust. The whole family will definitely approve!

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Cheesy Mac N Cheese - the cheesiest, CREAMIEST homemade mac n cheese you'll ever make! Macaroni pasta covered in sharp cheddar cheese, melted into a warm cream sauce, and topped with a perfect panko crust. The whole family will definitely approve!

Cheesy Mac N Cheese - the cheesiest, CREAMIEST homemade mac n cheese you'll ever make! Macaroni pasta covered in sharp cheddar cheese, melted into a warm cream sauce, and topped with a perfect panko crust. The whole family will definitely approve!

adapted from www.thatwhichnourishes.com

DIFFICULTY: Simple
HOW MANY DOES IT FEED: 6-8
ANY CHANGES MADE: used garlic salt
ANY SUGGESTIONS FOR NEXT TIME: none

 

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Cheesy Mac N Cheese - the cheesiest, CREAMIEST homemade mac n cheese you'll ever make! Macaroni pasta covered in sharp cheddar cheese, melted into a warm cream sauce, and topped with a perfect panko crust. The whole family will definitely approve!

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  1. 1
    GLENN Eldridge :

    I alwsys use some sharp cheese and instead of bread crumbs , i use rosemary and olive oil flavored triskets crushed …. the triskets work good on chicken casserole too…

  2. 5

    Made this last night and it was delicious!! Velveeta always grosses me out so it was nice to find a simple recipe that can create the cheesy texture with cheddar cheese. The garlic salt was a game changer and I got so many compliments!! Thank you 💞