Mom’s Recipes – Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

I made homemade macaroni and cheese for Thanksgiving for my family – the first time. It was a simple recipe (which I will share below) but it was the kind that was best made a day ahead of time so that things had time to congeal and solidify. Tasted 100% better the following day as leftovers!

This is my mom’s recipe for homemade Macaroni and Cheese that I later made for my family. I thought there was going to be a fist fight between the boys over who would get the last bit left! This is a winner!

Mom's Recipes - Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

Mom's Recipes - Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

A delicious side dish that your family will absolutely love!

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 3 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs

Instructions

  1. Cook macaroni according to the package instructions and drain
  2. In saucepan, melt 1/4 cup butter over medium heat
  3. Stir in enough flour to make a roux
  4. Add milk to roux slowly, stirring constantly
  5. Stir in cheeses, cook over low heat until cheese is melted and the sauce is a little thick
  6. Put macaroni in large casserole dish and pour sauce over macaroni
  7. Stir well
  8. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in skillet over medium heat then add breadcrumbs and brown
  9. Spread over the macaroni and cheese to cover
  10. Garnish with a little paprika if desired
  11. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 3684Total Fat: 217gCholesterol: 642mgSodium: 3632mgCarbohydrates: 265gFiber: 10gSugar: 49gProtein: 167g

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3 Comments

  1. Ooh Thanks So Very Much for This Amazing Homemade Macaroni and Cheese Recipe, it Looks and Sounds Amazing! Macaroni and Cheese is Definitely One of My Absolute Favorite Foods and I Know Everyone Has Their Own Different Way to Make it but This One Looks Oooey Gooey Awesome! I Like My Macaroni Really Creamy and Really Cheesy and That’s Why This One Caught My Eye! Well Thanks Again for Sharing, I Will Certainly Save This for Future Reference! Have a Blessed Day! – Jana

  2. lilyk  Thanks for commenting Lily … the homemade macaroni and cheese was the highlight of the meal – yep, it even outdid the yummy turkey!

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