Baked Macaroni and Cheese

If your kids love mac 'n' cheese, skip the boxed stuff and whip up this baked macaroni and cheese dish that's the ultimate in home-cooked comfort food.


Makes 8 to 10 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living


16 ounces uncooked large elbow macaroni
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups milk
3 cups (12 ounces) shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
1 (12-ounce) container small-curd cottage cheese
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs
1 teaspoon Greek seasoning


Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.

Melt butter in a Dutch oven over low heat; whisk in flour until smooth. Cook 1 minute, whisking constantly. Gradually whisk in milk; cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, until mixture is thickened and bubbly. Stir in 2 cups Cheddar cheese and next 3 ingredients. Stir in pasta.

Spoon mixture into a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Top with remaining 1 cup Cheddar cheese. Combine breadcrumbs and Greek seasoning; sprinkle over cheese.

Bake at 350° for 25 minutes.