Requested Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

Gail Welch

By
@sugarshack

My family and friends request that I bring homemade macaroni and cheese to all our dinners.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
8-12
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
40 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

1 pkg
large elbow macaroni 12 oz
6-8 c
water, boiling (salted)
1/2 stick
butter
2 Tbsp
all purpose flour
5-5 1/2 c
milk or combination of milk and evaporated milk
2/3 c
velveeta or american cheese
2 c
cheddar cheese, shredded
1/4 c
parmesan cheese, grated
1/4 c
panko bread crumbs
1/4 tsp
paprika
1/2 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
coarse black pepper
1/2 c
cheddar cheese, shredded reserved for top

Step-By-Step

1Cook macaroni in boiling salted water 4 minutes. Drain and rinse. Set aside.
2In large saucepan or dutch oven, melt butter over low heat, being careful not to burn. Add flour. Cook for 1-2 minutes. Do not brown.
3Add milk slowly, stirring constantly. Stir in cheeses; cook over low heat until cheese is mostly melted .
4Add salt, pepper, paprika and bread crumbs. Add macaroni. Mix together gently.
5Pour into extra large buttered (or cooking spray) baking or casserole dish.
6Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Remove from oven then add 1/2 cup shredded cheese on top. Sprinkle with additional paprika. Bake at 400 degrees until lightly browned on top. About 15 minutes. May brown under broiler for a couple of minutes. Watch carefully to prevent burning.
7NOTE: Use a large deep size deep casserole dish or divide into two casserole dishes as this recipe makes a lot.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta Sides, Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: For Kids