Requested Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

Gail Welch


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

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10 Min
40 Min


1 pkg
large elbow macaroni 12 oz
6-8 c
water, boiling (salted)
1/2 stick
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
1/2 tsp
1/2 tsp
coarse black pepper
1/2 c
cheddar cheese, shredded reserved for top


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.

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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