Baked Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

Baked Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

Jody 30

"This recipe was given to me by my friend Katie. It's a longtime favorite in her family."


1 h 15 m servings 810 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 810 kcal
  • 41%
  • Fat:
  • 49.9 g
  • 77%
  • Carbs:
  • 57.3g
  • 18%
  • Protein:
  • 32.4 g
  • 65%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 133 mg
  • 44%
  • Sodium:
  • 1012 mg
  • 40%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a boil over high heat. Stir in the macaroni, and cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain well.
  3. Combine 1/4 cup butter, flour, milk, salt, and Cheddar cheese in a large saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir until the cheese is melted and the mixture thickens, 7 to 10 minutes. Add the macaroni and stir to coat. Pour the mixture into a 9x13 inch baking dish. Mix the 1/4 cup melted butter and crushed crackers together in a bowl; scatter the cracker mixture evenly over the macaroni mixture.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until golden brown on top, about 45 minutes.
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  1. 265 Ratings


This was really good! I think the second reviewer was confused by the third step. Don't add everything together all at once; instead cook the butter and flour into a roux, then add the milk, the...

ok me and my fiance loooove macaroni and cheese. we have tried tons of macaroni and cheese recipes.. but this by farrrrr was our favorite! DELICIOUS! well it also helps that extra sharp cheddar ...

I don't normally try a recipe off this site unless it gets at least 4 1/2 stars from 100 people or more, but I was looking for a recipe that called for simple ingredients that I already had, and...

This recipe was pretty good. Instead of throwing all ingredients together as the recipe indicates, I made a Roux with flour butter and milk, when that thickened I added shredded cheddar, and let...

I used bread crumbs instead of crackers and poured the melted butter on top of it, it was great. The family enjoyed it

Yummmmmmy!! Thank you for sharing this recipe I don't think I will ever be able to go back to a box. lol

Excellent recipe. It was so good, I shared it with the neighbors, they thought it was so good, they want me to copy the recipe for them

This was quite good, I did use 3 differnt types of cheese, cheddar, extra sharp and mozzerella, I also used pepper and did not do the cracker topping.

My family loved this. A few notes - use a pound of sharp cheddar. It makes a BIG difference. Other cheddars may leave you with a bland dish. Also, I had to use cavatelli (it's what I had) b...