Sunday’s Supper: Yummy Homemade Mac & Cheese


(yeah, I know this recipe is recycled – but I didn’t make anything new this week)

So, we all have that one dish we are known for. That dish for me is my Mac & Cheese. As my 2 year old calls it…yummy mac & cheese! Every event or when someone comes over this is what has to be made! Over the summer my grandparents were up from Florida and they came over for dinner and I made something different b/c it was so hot out…mistake they too were hoping for my mac & cheese! So, I thought here a simple recipe I can share with you!

First things first preheat your over to 375 degrees! Start boiling a box of elbows. I usually start once I drop the elbows in the pot.
Next take 4 tablespoons of butter and melt into a 10-12 inch skillet on medium. I use a 12″ its easier but before I had this pan I used a 10″.

Next chop 1/2 cup of onion and throw them in. Chop your onions really small and the little people will never even know its in there (hint, hint).

If you have a tool like the one above it works GREAT for this recipe. I got this one from Pampered Chef. Next take 4 tablespoons of flour, 1 teaspoon of salt, and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper and mix into the butter and onions. I usually have everything premeasured as it moves along rather quickly.

Sometimes the butter soaks into the onion to quickly and I add in a little bit of the 4 cups of milk you will need shortly.

Add the rest of the flour mixture in then add the rest of the milk, stirring constantly. Don’t let the milk burn!

Don’t forget about your noodles, they should almost be done by now….

Once your milk mixture starts bubbling turn in down to low…

Add 2 bags of shredded cheese. I usually stick to sharp cheddar. One bag of white cheese one yellow.

I usually throw some pieces of american cheese as well…okay more like 8 slices…we like it cheesy!

Once the cheese is melted add noodles and cheese to a 9×12 baker and mix.

It should look like this. I use a corningware dish.

Then add breadcrumbs to the top. I was out of plain this time so I used italian. Tasted fine…but if you can make your own thats the best!
Click the bold on How to Make Bread Crumbs to see how I make mine.
Bake for 30 minutes or until bubbly and browning at the edges.
Hope you give it a try it is SO good and warms up great the next day if you happen to have left overs!
Full list of ingredients:
1 pkg elbows
4 T butter
1/2 C. chopped onion
4 T flour
1 t. salt
1/2 t pepper
4 C. milk
2 pkgs (2 cup bags) of sharp cheese
8 slices american cheese (optional)

Bake 375 for 30 mins
About Jennifer

Jennifer, the mom behind the Mom Spotted blog, is located in Western Massachusetts. She has three boys, Johnny (17), Gavin (11), & Sawyer (5). She is happily married. On Mom Spotted you'll find a fun selection of recipes, family fun, product reviews, and more! You can also find her on twitter @MomSpotted and Facebook.



Comments

  1. JaimeSews says:

    Ok, this is going on my week after Christmas meal plan! I LOOOOOVVVEEE cheesy things, and pasta so Mac & Cheese is high on my list. 🙂 🙂

    Printing…

  2. TNT2008 says:

    Oh, I have to make this! I always say I am going to make it from scratch and never do.

  3. Sarah says:

    That looks very delicious! I will have to add it to my list of things to try!

  4. stephanie muth says:

    so doing this today. bookmarked this page right now.

  5. Lily Kwan says:

    This recipe looks very tasty. Thanks for sharing!

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