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mac n cheese for six

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Beth M.
M.V. Island, MA

When I make this I always use whole milk,good cheddar cheese and sometimes another kind of cheese for variety like Gouda or Pepper Jack. The casserole starts with a white sauce and I add the grated cheese or small cubes of cheese. For a bit of flavor I like to add powdered mustard, salt and pepper; and I use flavored bread crumbs on top with bits of butter so it will brown nicely. Tonight we're not having any meat just this. There are corn muffins if desired and a salad.

(1 rating)
yield 6 or more generous servings
prep time 20 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For mac n cheese for six

  • 2 c
    elbow macaroni, to be boiled about 9 mins.
  • 4 Tbsp
  • 1/4 c
  • 1 tsp
    dry mustard
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    black pepper
  • 2 3/4 c
  • 1/2 c
    seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp
    butter to top of crumbs
  • 16 oz
    cheese (cheddar and gouda) grated or cut into cubes

How To Make mac n cheese for six

  • 1
    Boil macaroni and drain. Butter a 3 qt. casserole and preheat oven to 350 degrees. Warm the milk.
  • 2
    Melt butter and stir in flour, add seasonings and warm milk, stir until thickened, then stir in cheese and continue stirring until it melts.
  • 3
    Place the cooked macaroni in casserole, stir in the cheese sauce, and top with bread crumbs, then place small bits of butter on top. Bake uncovered 35 mins. until bubbly and golden brown.