Thursday, April 12, 2012

Hot Homestyle Mac N Cheese

Time for my recipe post of the day.

I ended up staying home from school, because I wasn't feeling well. Tummy ache. Boo... But that gave me the incentive to put up a recipe that always makes me feel better when I'm feeling sick or under the weather. Okay, well soup works really well too, but home style mac n cheese... Now that's a real pick me up!

I'm a pasta freak. I know I just posted a blog about how bad it is that I've been eating so much of it, but I have a long history with pasta. We go way back. And I go even further back with cheese. So I hope you enjoy the labors of my dark pasta relationship, and that your mac n cheese turns out super tasty!

What You'll Need

2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
3 cups milk
1/4 cup butter
8 ounces macaroni (I used the twisty ones, but elbow is the usual)
2 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons butter

Here we go!

First go ahead and cook the macaroni. There should be directions on the box you got, so just go ahead and follow those. When it's all finished, go ahead and drain it.
At the same time, melt your butter over medium heat in a sauce pan. Next stir in the flower, until you make a roux. Add milk slowly, and make sure you are stirring non stop. Stir in the cheeses next and keep stirring over low heat until everything is melted and nice and thick.
Put your macaroni in a casserole dish and pour the sauce over it, and stir it all up.
Now melt your butter into a skillet and add bread crumbs. Leave them in until browned, and then spread them over the mac and cheese.
Bake everything up for a good thirty minutes at 350 F, and you've got the most delicious home made mac n cheese ever. At least Diggles and I think so.


  1. I'd totally forgotten about mac and cheese until I saw a picture of it earlier, after seeing your recipe I'm going to have to make it over the weekend. It's the loveliest comfort food. :) xox

  2. It is. The best in the whole world. Even my cat wants a bite and she hates people food. =]

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  4. OH MY GOSH. No way. This looks amazing!! I'm going to have to make this soon! :) Mhmmmm. Thanks for following my blog!

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  6. mmm, homemade mac & cheese is my FAVORITE. this looks so good! xx

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  9. i hope the mac n cheese has made you feel better! it looks delicious!


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    i love pasta, cheese and mac n cheese!

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  12. Thanks for sharing! That looks absolutely delicious! I'm a huge pasta freak myself too, so I think it won't take long before I will try this out:)

    Xx Jorien

  13. Holy moly, that looks so amazing! I love homestyle mac and cheese, but I haven't made it since I stopped eating vegan (weird, right?). I have this vegan recipe down pat, but I think it's time to try one with real cheese :). Thank you for stopping by my blog!

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