Mac & Cheese, please!

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by Rare Feathers Farm, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. After gagging down a BOX of nuclear-orange mac & cheese the other night--I was thinking, how can hard can it be to MAKE mac & cheese??

    So--any good recipes?

    I don't have time to go to the store tonight--but I do have a box of elbow macaroni, cheddar, mozarella and parm cheese. I also have milk & eggs....
  2. bluie

    bluie Songster

    Aug 18, 2007
    I think you make a white sauce (melt butter, add some flour, stir together and cook, add milk, cook and stir until thickened), add shredded cheese and stir until melted. Add the mixture to cooked pasta, then bake. Oh, don't forget to add salt and pepper. I used to make it, but first you have the pan with the sauce to wash, then the baking dish. I don't cook things that create that many dirty dishes. Maybe someone has a simplified version.
  3. SeaChick

    SeaChick Songster

    Apr 25, 2007
    Southern Maine
    Preheat oven to 350

    in medium saucepan, melt

    1 T butter

    over Medium heat. Add

    1 T flour

    and whisk to create a paste. Let cook about a minute till golden brown, then slowly whisk in

    1 cup low fat or whole milk

    Cook 5 minutes, until thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Salt and pepper to taste. slowly add

    1/2 cup or more of grated cheese (we like Cheddar. CAn add parmesan, jack, whatever... The original recipe calls for 1/2 cup but I sometimes add more...)

    Meanwhile boil salted water and cook according to directions, just till al dente:

    1/2 # elbow macaroni
    Drain paste, toss with sauce. Pour into greased ovenprood casserole pan. Sprinkle with buttered bread crumbs if desired, and another few spoonfuls of cheese

    Bake 15-20 minutes.
  4. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
    Just want to add a kids stamp of approval to my mom (SeaChick)'s recipie: Yummmmmm!

    PS- I want to throw up when I eat day-glo macncheese like Kraft... blech!
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 13, 2008
  5. Thank you--that looks good. I will try that tonight!
  6. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

    Nov 14, 2007
    I bumped an old thread up for you with lots of recipes for homemade mac and cheese. I don't know to copy and past the threads. sorry.
  7. Thank you! I saw that!!!
  8. Their Other Mother

    Their Other Mother Songster

    May 1, 2008
    Quote:Funny this should come up today. After Church we went to a relatively nice restaurant, my daughter wants the mac & cheese from the kids menue for $4.95. It's a whole box of Kraft Mac & Cheese! Couldn't they at least make some good ole fashioned home made mac & cheese for $4.95??
  9. WillsMama93

    WillsMama93 Songster

    Mar 23, 2008
    Shreveport, La
    Quote:This is how my mom makes it.. and I could bust a gut eating it, it's so tasty!!
    Great comfort food!

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