Baked Mac & Cheese

A classic dish, homemade mac & cheese.

Baked Mac & Cheese

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 8


  • 1 pound elbow macaroni
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup flour
  • 4 cup milk
  • 6 cup sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • ½ cup panko bread crumbs


  1. Preheat oven to 325F. Grease a 9x13 baking dish. Set aside.
  2. Boil pasta according to package directions.
  3. In large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.
  4. Whisk in flour and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Slowly pour in 4 cups milk, whisking until smooth. Heat to a low boil until thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in 6 cups shredded cheese. Stir until melted.
  6. Mix in macaroni.
  7. Scoop into prepared baking dish.
  8. In a small saucepan, melt 2 tablespoon butter over medium heat. Stir in bread crumbs, stirring constantly until golden brown, about 3-5 minutes.
  9. Spread over the mac and cheese.
  10. Bake in the oven for 14-15 minutes, until heated through.
  11. Serve warm.