Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

You'll love this no-nonsense home cook classic dinner, just like Momma used to make!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 people


  • 16 oz elbow macaroni
  • 2 tbs butter
  • 2 tbs flour
  • 2 cup milk, room temperature
  • 12 oz cheddar, grated
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  • Boil pasta per instructions on package, cooking to al dente. Strain and set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 400 F. Prepare 9 x 13 baking dish by lightly greasing.
  • Over medium-high heat, melt butter in large skillet or wide sauce pan.
  • Whisk in flour until smooth. Continue whisking while cooking for 1 minute.
  • Slowly whisk in milk. Continue whisking while cooking for 5 minutes.
  • Add salt and pepper if desired, then whisk in most of cheese (leave a handful aside to sprinkle on top) and stir until smooth.
  • Add pasta and stir until evenly mixed.
  • Spoon pasta into prepared baking pan. Sprinkle on remaining cheese.
  • Bake at 400 F until golden and bubbly, about 20 minutes.