Handcrafted Baked Mac ‘n Cheese

May 16, 2017 | Mealtime, UnBox Your Kitchen

I was going to be a smartalic and write that there’s a half a million recipes for the phrase “mac and cheese recipes from scratch”. Actually there’s about 599,000 results (0.81 seconds). I suppose that’s close enough.

Homemade macaroni and cheese is so easy to make. Depending on the recipe you follow, you could even make in the same amount of time as the packaged versions. Today, baked mac ‘n cheese is was appeals to my taste buds.

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Handcrafted Baked Mac ‘n Cheese

Course Dinner
Keyword cheese, macaroni
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 556.62kcal
Author CK Kochis


  • 8 ounces uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 2 cups Colby Jack shredded cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cups milk
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs optional


  • Cook macaroni according to the package directions. Drain.
  • In a saucepan, melt butter or margarine over medium heat. Stir in flour and make a roux. Add milk to roux slowly, stirring constantly.
  • Stir in cheeses and cook over low heat until cheese is melted.
  • Place macaroni in 9"x9" casserole dish and pour sauce over macaroni. Stir well to coat macaroni.
  • (optional) Sprinkle breadcrumbs on macaroni and cheese mixture.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes.
  • Serve.


Photograph by CK Kochis © All rights reserved.

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