Macaroni And Cheese

I was looking for a homemade Mac n cheese recipe. I found this and planning to make this weekend. Crossing my fingers that everyone specially the girls will like it.


1 (8 ounce) package macaroni
4 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons flour
1 cup milk
1 cup cream
1/2 teaspoon salt
fresh ground black pepper, to taste
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded good quality
1/2 cup breadcrumbs, buttered


1. Preheat oven to 400°F.

2. Cook and drain macaroni according to package directions; set aside.

3. In a large saucepan melt butter.

4. Add flour mixed with salt and pepper, using a whisk to stir until well blended.

5. Pour milk and cream in gradually; stirring constantly.

6. Bring to boiling point and boil 2 minutes (stirring constantly).

7. Reduce heat and cook (stirring constantly) 10 minutes.

8. Add shredded cheddar little by little and simmer an additional 5 minutes, or until cheese melts.

9. Turn off flame.

10. Add macaroni to the saucepan and toss to coat with the cheese sauce.

11. Transfer macaroni to a buttered baking dish.

12. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs.

13. Bake 20 minutes until the top is golden brown.

14. (You can also freeze this recipe in zip-lock bags for later use - once you have mixed the macaroni along with the cheese sauce allow to cool to room temperature before adding to your freezer - I generally pull it out the night before and allow macaroni and cheese to reach room temperature; I then add the macaroni and cheese to a buttered baking dish, sprinkle with bread crumbs and then bake for 20 to 30 minutes, until golden brown on top and bubbling.

Made this tonight 11/05/11, everyones loves it. The kids gave me a thumbs up; means a yes to make it again.

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