Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Old Fashioned

Brought a double batch of this mac n cheese to a family Christmas open house. Trying to grab the casserole dish as we were leaving and couldn't leave until every last forkful was consumed. This really is THE BEST mac n cheese ever!

Reader Review

The secret to the best old fashioned macaroni and cheese is...THE CHEESE! Such a creamy mac and cheese recipe!

SKIP THE BOX...MAKE HOMEMADE MAC 'N CHEESE!

MAKE AHEAD RECIPE

4 CHEESE COMBO

PERFECT FOR A CROWD

butter olive oil garlic panko flour cream/milk 2 kinds of cheddar, Merlot cheese,  cavatappi pasta

INGREDIENTS

01

Make a white sauce (also known as bechamel) and once thickened, add the grated cheeses.

02

Add the grated cheese to the pan OFF the heat to avoid burning the cheese.

COOKING TIP

Stir the sauce until the cheese is melted and smooth. Pour over the pasta

03

Make some toasted garlic and parmesan breadcrumbs and sprinkle over pasta.

04

Pour the cheesy mac into a large baking pan or individual gratin pans

05

Bake a big pan of this easy baked mac and cheese and take home and empty dish!

Meet Lori

I believe good comfort food is approachable, has a kiss of Italian flavor, and shouldn't take hours to make. Grab a seat at the table!