Macaroni & Cheese

Sydney Burnside


This recipe is exactly like my mom's. It reminds me of home. Comfort. Makes me relive my childhood. I hope you enjoy it as much as our family does! Feel free to mix it up a bit! Different cheese, different seasonings, bake it in a bread bowl. The possibilities are endless!


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  • 8 slice
  • 1/2 stick
    butter, melted
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp
    parsley flakes

  • 1 lb
    noodles, uncooked
  • 1/2 stick
    butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 c
  • 2 1/2 c
    whole milk
  • 16 oz
    sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 Tbsp
    garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1 tsp
    garlic salt
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 4 tsp
    onion powder
  • 1/4 c
    parmesan cheese (optional)

How to Make Macaroni & Cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 400.
  2. Put slices of bread into food processor. Pulse several times until broken down into bread crumbs. Not a fine powder, but textured crumbs.
  3. Melt butter in a large bowl.
  4. Add bread crumbs and the spices and stir well until mixed.
  5. Place large pot of salted water on stove and bring to a boil, for your noodles.
  6. Add noodles to water once boiling, only cook until partially done.
  7. In a large saucepan or dutch oven, melt butter, over medium heat.
  8. Sprinkle in an equal amount of flour, whisking as you go, then continue cooking for about 5 minutes, whisking constantly.
  9. Quickly add garlic, whisking it into the roux.
  10. Add milk, and continue stirring, then add remaining spices and herbs, letting it simmer for 5 - 7 minute, or until thickened.
  11. After it's thickened, turn it off, and remove from the heat, and stir in about 16 oz of sharp cheddar cheese.
  12. Spray a 9 x 13 casserole dish or 8 ramekins with non-stick spray. Pour into a dish.
  13. Top with the breadcrumbs and if desired, about 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese and bake for 18 - 25 minutes.

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About Macaroni & Cheese

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American

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