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A crock filled with old fashioned macaroni and cheese.

Old Fashioned Macaroni and Cheese

Arlene Mobley - Flour On My Face
Now that the weather has cooled off warm the bellies of your family with this creamy and hearty Macaroni and Cheese dish.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 645 kcal


  • 16 ounce elbow macaroni
  • 16 ounce medium cheddar cheese
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 6 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ cup seasoned bread crumbs
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  • Grate the cheese and set aside.
  • Cook macaroni as per manufacturers directions.
  • Melt 6 tbs butter in a medium sauce pan over medium low heat.
  • Slowly sprinkle flour over the melted butter and whisk into a thick paste, about 3 minutes.
  • Slowly pour one cup of milk into the flour and butter, whisking to break up any lumps. Add salt and pepper and mix.
  • Add remaining milk, continue to whisk. Turn heat up to medium.
  • Cook sauce, whisking to prevent scorching for about five minutes or until thickened.
  • When pasta is done cooking drain well and set aside.
  • Melt the remaining two tablespoons of butter and stir into the bread crumbs.
  • Assemble the macaroni and cheese by layering the sauce, cheese and macaroni in a baking dish or individual oven safe bowls.
  • Top with breadcrumbs and bake at 400 for 20 minutes, until the cheese is melted and the macaroni and cheese is bubbling.
  • Cool about 10 minutes before serving.

Recipe Expert Tips

  • This recipe may be divided in half if you need smaller portions.


Calories: 645kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 99mg | Sodium: 787mg | Potassium: 331mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1084IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 543mg | Iron: 2mg
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