Fannie Farmer's Classic Baked Macaroni & Cheese

PJ Humble


In my opinion, this is the most INCREDIBLE AMAZINGLY MOST SCRUMPTIOUS Macaroni & Cheese out there!! It's from a 1946 edition of Fannie Farmer's Boston Cooking School Cookbook. I KNOW your family will love this!!


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20 Min
20 Min


  • 1 box
    macaroni (8 oz or 1 1/2 cups uncooked)
  • 4 Tbsp
  • 4 Tbsp
  • 1 c
  • 1 c
    cream (i use heavy whipping cream or half & half)
  • 1/2 tsp
  • ·
    fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 2 c
    shredded sharp cheddar cheese (best with good quality name brand)
  • 1/2 c

How to Make Fannie Farmer's Classic Baked Macaroni & Cheese


  1. Preheat oven 400, Pam spray or butter baking dish (I use 1 1/2 qt. or if I double the recipe, I use 9x13) Cook macaroni noodles as directed and drain.
  2. In a large sauce pan, melt butter.
  3. Add salt and pepper to flour, whisk into butter until well blended.
  4. Add milk and cream in gradually stirring constantly.
  5. Bring to boiling point and boil 2 min. stirring constantly.
  6. Remove from heat, add shredded cheddar cheese until all cheese is melted.
  7. Add macaroni to mixture, coat all macaroni.
  8. Transfer to baking dish (pam sprayed or buttered) Sprinkle with breadcrumbs and bake 20 min. until golden brown and bubbly.

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About Fannie Farmer's Classic Baked Macaroni & Cheese

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

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