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Baked Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

Baked Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    1 h
  • Ready In

    1 h 15 m
Jody

Jody

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

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  • 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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Directions

  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.
  5. All done! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments!
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durgarox
302

durgarox

5/21/2009

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, then the cheese, slowly. I also added about a half teaspoon each of paprika and dry mustard, and mixed more grated cheese into the ritz crumbles. Yum!

Triciam_2
199

Triciam_2

6/3/2009

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 is our favorite cheese and we always have a brick of it in our fridge. EXCELLENT! nice and creamy and the topping was amazing! i used the other reviewers advice and added parmesian to the topping and i also used garlic croutons instead of ritz crackers. THE BEST!

Schoolin' Mom
146

Schoolin' Mom

8/17/2009

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 one fit the bill. So I gave it a try, and it was really very good. The only change I made was that I didn't add the cracker crumb topping. I sprinkled extra cheese on top before baking. Everyone in my family loved it, and it was even better the next day! * I will add that the butter/flour/milk/cheese mixture never did thicken on top of the stove, but it firmed up nicely while baking.

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