Macaroni & Cheese Casserole

AuthorSeema S.
RatingDifficultyBeginner

This easy macaroni and cheese casserole is a basic roux with milk and cheddar cheese. Switch up your cuts of pastas and cheese - you can even add vegetables like broccoli. What is your favorite version?

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Yields1 Serving
Prep Time15 minsCook Time1 hrTotal Time1 hr 15 mins

 16 oz elbow macaroni or short cut pasta of choice - cooked al dente
 ½ cup butter
 ½ cup all-purpose flour
 salt and pepper to taste
 5 cups milk
 4 cups extra sharp cheddar cheese - shredded
 bread crumbs (seasoned or plain) for sprinkling on top (optional)

1

Heat oven to 350º F. Make sure to cook pasta according to directions and drain.

2

In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Blend in flour, salt and pepper with a wire whisk. Stir constantly until sauce thickens and begins to bubble and boil.

3

Add cheeses and stir until melted.

4

In a 3 quart baking dish, stir pasta and cheese sauce until evenly coated. Sprinkle breadcrumbs over the top prior to baking (optional).

5

Bake 30 minutes or until bubbly. Serve warm.

Ingredients

 16 oz elbow macaroni or short cut pasta of choice - cooked al dente
 ½ cup butter
 ½ cup all-purpose flour
 salt and pepper to taste
 5 cups milk
 4 cups extra sharp cheddar cheese - shredded
 bread crumbs (seasoned or plain) for sprinkling on top (optional)

Directions

1

Heat oven to 350º F. Make sure to cook pasta according to directions and drain.

2

In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Blend in flour, salt and pepper with a wire whisk. Stir constantly until sauce thickens and begins to bubble and boil.

3

Add cheeses and stir until melted.

4

In a 3 quart baking dish, stir pasta and cheese sauce until evenly coated. Sprinkle breadcrumbs over the top prior to baking (optional).

5

Bake 30 minutes or until bubbly. Serve warm.

Macaroni & Cheese Casserole

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