'I Had A Rough Day' Macaroni & Cheese

Kimberly Kay


I found this excellent Mac & Cheese recipe in 'Kitchen Komforts: Fabulous Comfort Food Recipes and Inspiring Short Stories to Nourish the Body and Soul', by LuLu Roman (of 'Hee Haw' fame)!


★★★★★ 2 votes

30 Min
30 Min


  • 1/2 lb
    elbow macaroni
  • 1/4 c
    butter or margarine
  • 2 Tbsp
    and 1 1/2 tsp. all-purpose flour
  • 3 c
  • 2 c
    sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 c
    grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter or margarine
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 pinch

How to Make 'I Had A Rough Day' Macaroni & Cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. In a medium saucepan, cook macaroni according to package directions and drain.
  3. In a saucepan, melt the butter or margarine over medium heat; stir in flour to make a roux.
  4. Add milk to the roux slowly, stirring constantly; stir in the cheeses and cook over low heat until the cheese is melted and the sauce is a little thick.
  5. Transfer the macaroni to a 9 X 13-inch casserole dish and pour the sauce over all; stir well.
  6. Melt butter or margarine in a skillet over medium heat; add the breadcrumbs and brown; spread over macaroni and cheese to cover; sprinkle with paprika.
  7. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes.

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About 'I Had A Rough Day' Macaroni & Cheese

Course/Dish: Pasta
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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