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homestyle baked mac & cheese

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Tara Pacheco
Fall River, MA

My favorite of comfort foods - Macaroni and Cheese! This recipe is classic, and quite simple. But not short on flavor. It does have a little "kick" to it with the addition of cayenne pepper. But feel free to lessen, or omit it all together if you'd like.

(2 ratings)
yield serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 25 Min

Ingredients For homestyle baked mac & cheese

  • 1/2 lb
    elbow macaroni (i used large elbows)
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 2 c
  • 8 oz
    shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1 c

How To Make homestyle baked mac & cheese

  • 1
    Cook your pasta and set aside (keep warm).
  • 2
    Over a low-medium heat on stove top, melt your butter.
  • 3
    Whisk in your flour, a little at a time.
  • 4
    Then, slowly add in the milk. Continue to whisk until creamy. Allow to cook for about 5 minutes.
  • 5
    Next - add in your black pepper, red pepper, and salt.
  • 6
    Stir in half of your cheddar cheese.
  • 7
    Fold in the cooked pasta to your cheese mixture.
  • 8
    Pour in to a 3 quart lightly greased baking pan.
  • 9
    Melt the butter in a saute pan and toss the bread crumbs to coat.
  • 10
    Top the macaroni with the remaining cup of cheddar cheese and bread crumbs.
  • 11
    Bake in a preheated oven at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.

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