mom's cheesiest mac & cheese

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Lauren Perkins-Boyd
from Portland, OR

My mom makes this recipe for just about every family function we have, everyone loves it. I get as much of the cheese pre-grated as I can, it helps cut down on prep time.

serves 10-12
prep time 30 Min
cook time 30 Min

Ingredients For mom's cheesiest mac & cheese

  • 1 1/2 pkg
    large elbow macaroni (16-oz pkg.)
  • 2-4 Tbsp
    butter
  • 2 Tbsp
    flour
  • 2 c
    milk
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • lots of freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 lb
    sharp or extra sharp chedder, shredded
  • 1/4 lb
    mild chedder, shredded
  • 1/4 lb
    mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 lb
    swiss cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 lb
    colby jack cheese, shredded
  • parmesan cheese, shredded (for topping, to taste)
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How To Make mom's cheesiest mac & cheese

  • 1
    Prepare pasta according to package directions for al dente. Set aside.
  • 2
    Mix cheese together in a large bowl (excluding Parmesan)
  • 3
    In a small bowl add salt, pepper and flour to cold milk, whisk. Set aside.
  • 4
    Spoon 1/3 of the pasta into a lightly greased baking dish (11x15 or 5qt); add dots of butter, top with 1/3 cheese mixture, pour 1/3 milk mixture over cheese (stir each time) – repeat until ingredients are gone.
  • 5
    Top with Parmesan add pepper to taste.
  • 6
    Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until bubbly and slightly brown on the top. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
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