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my mom's baked macaroni and cheese

a recipe by
Jodie Daugherty
Indianapolis, IN

My mom has been making this mac and cheese for as long as I can remember. It is easy and delicious.

serves 10-12
prep time 30 Min
cook time 1 Hr 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For my mom's baked macaroni and cheese

  • 2 c
    elbow macaroni
  • butter, softened
  • salt & pepper
  • bread crumbs
  • colby cheese
  • milk

How To Make my mom's baked macaroni and cheese

  • 1
    Cook macaroni in salt water, then wash in cold water. Meanwhile, slice a block of colby cheese (I buy the larger block but it depends on how cheesy you want it).
  • 2
    In an oval casserole dish, layer macaroni, a pad of butter, salt and pepper, bread crumbs, and cheese until all ingredients have been added. Pour milk over the top just until you can see it.
  • 3
    Bake at 375 for 1 1/2 hours.
  • 4
    The top will get crusty. If you prefer it stay soft, cover it with aluminum foil the last 30 minutes.

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