Homemade Macaroni + Cheese

by katie

This is one of our favorite recipes. We found this while searching for new dinner ideas. You can find this recipe in many places like Food.com and MyRecipes.com, but I wanted to share it with you today on my blog. It’s called Fannie Farmer’s Mac & Cheese. If you haven’t tried it yet, it is to die for!

First start off with gathering your ingredients. The picture below shows some of them.You’ll need 4 tablespoons of flour, 4 tablespoons of butter, 2 cups of cheddar cheese, 1 cup of milk, 1 cup of heavy cream, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, pepper to taste, elbow macaroni (roughly 8 ounces) and 1/2 cup of bread crumbs.

Start by preheating your oven to 400 degrees and boil macaroni according to package directions. Grease baking dish with butter or nonstick cooking spray.
Melt butter in sauce pan. Mix flour with pepper and salt.  Add flour mixture to butter and blend thoroughly. Gradually add milk and cream.

Whisk ingredients until boiling which will take roughly 2 minutes. Stir constantly. Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring constantly. It will begin to thicken.

Add cheddar cheese a little at a time. Once completely added, stir constantly for 5 minutes.
Once cheddar cheese is melted, add elbow macaroni to the cheese sauce and mix well.
Place macaroni and cheese in a baking dish and spread evenly. Coat top with bread crumbs.
Bake for 20 minutes uncovered. Remove and serve.

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Crystal March 18, 2015 - 12:13 pm

Looks so yummy!

Leslie March 18, 2015 - 1:44 pm

Yummy! I've never made homemade mac & cheese. How crazy is that?! This looks tasty, thanks for sharing!

Kate Lynn March 19, 2015 - 11:34 am

Thanks for stopping by! I never had homemade mac & cheese until I tried this. Now, I don't eat the store bought boxes!

Christy March 21, 2015 - 12:58 pm

I love homemade mac n' cheese! Always much better than the box stuff. Thanks for sharing with Idea Box link party! Hope to see again next week 🙂

Ash and Crafts March 23, 2015 - 1:58 am

Hi Kate! I saw this post on the Craftastic Monday link up and I just had to click because it was mac and cheese! Thanks for sharing this recipe! I've pinned it to save for later.

Dori Shelton March 23, 2015 - 7:59 pm

This looks so yummy!! will definitely be giving it a try!

sharon rowe March 24, 2015 - 8:12 pm

I have never tried mac and cheese before but this looks good. Thanks for sharing on Monday Madness link party 🙂

Rachel Beach March 26, 2015 - 11:08 am

Looks so yummy! I grew up on Stouffers but I have always wondered if homemade is better. I bet it is and yours looks so delicious with bread crumb topping. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday!

Purfylle March 31, 2015 - 1:57 am

Always a favourite and so delicious we just had to feature your recipe at Two Uses Tuesday.


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