Mac and Cheese

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Homemade Mac and Cheese

Easy to make mac and cheese recipe can be used as a side dish or a meal. Super yummy and easy to make.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword cheese, cheese recipe, dinner, easy dinner, lunch, mac and cheese, macaroni recipe, pasta recipe, recipe, side dish
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 people
Author Lori Fisk-Conners


  • 8 oz. uncooked elbow macaroni (or other pasta)
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (sharp)
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs


  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain

    In a saucepan, melt 1/4 cup butter (1/2 stick) over medium heat. Stir in enough flour to make a roux (super thick flour sauce). Add milk to roux slowly, stirring constantly. Stir in cheeses, and cook over low heat until cheese is melted and the sauce is a little thick. Put macaroni into large casserole dish, and pour sauce over macaroni. Stir well.

    Melt 2 tbsp butter and add breadcrumbs until brown. Spread over the macaroni and cheese to cover.

    Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes. Serve.

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