Baked Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

Baked Homemade Macaroni and Cheese This recipe was given to me by my friend Katie. It’s a longtime favorite in her family.

Ingredients

Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 15 mins

    COOK : 1 hr

    TOTAL : 1 hr 15 mins

    SERVING : 6

    YIELD : 6 servings

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a boil over high heat. Stir in the macaroni, and cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain well.

  • Melt 1/4 cup butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in flour and salt. Cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes. Whisk in milk and simmer, stirring frequently, until mixture thickens slightly, about 5 minutes.

  • Turn off heat and stir in Cheddar cheese until the cheese is melted. Add the macaroni and stir to coat. Pour the mixture into a 9×13-inch baking dish. Mix the 1/4 remaining cup melted butter and crushed crackers together in a bowl; scatter the cracker mixture evenly over the macaroni mixture.

  • Bake in preheated oven until golden brown on top, about 45 minutes.

Per Serving: 810 calories; protein 32.4g; carbohydrates 57.3g; fat 49.9g; cholesterol 133.1mg; sodium 1011.5mg.