Classic Baked Macaroni and Cheese

  • Kristy1125 Posted: 05/23/10
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    I made this because it looked so good. But it is dry. I like my mac n cheese creamy and I'm always looking for a new way to make it. I thought this baked way looked good but it dried out really quick.

  • momdukes Posted: 11/19/09
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    I liked the dish, but I'm from down South so I had to put my own twist on it. I will make it again, everyone loved it! I used 3 cheeses- Butterkase, Tintern and American yellow. I served it with my Sunday diner and church. Just do what you like and what taste good to you. Add bacon and broccoli and my goodness it's that much better; enjoy.

  • AnneWa Posted: 12/03/09
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    It's the best basic recipe I have tried and it works every time. You can then alter the ingredients to make it your own.

  • Pdriesell Posted: 01/09/10
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    This is a simple and yummy dish! I double the recipe and can't keep it for more than a day. Easy to heat up and my kids love it!!

  • Juan2876cooking Posted: 03/12/11
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    Like with all recipes on the internet you don't know what to expect. To my suprise, this recipe came out just the way the picture displayed and it was actually good. I only had mild cheddar so I can imagine how it would taste with sharp cheddar. Like other review stated, it's a good starter and adding other add on's will make it much better. Enjoy....

  • Jameil Posted: 12/28/11
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    This is an good base recipe. Instead of using extra sharp cheese, I mixed mild, sharp and Vermont white cheddar cheeses. It was a huge hit at Thanksgiving.

  • LauraJHart Posted: 02/09/12
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    I really liked how easy it was to make and fast. My family loves mac and cheese so I asked them to rate this recipe and they said it was five stars.

  • curyniak Posted: 05/15/13
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    I use Velveeta instead of cheddar cheese because it melts better and doesn't have that oily skim you get w cheddar cheese. My recipe is so popular someone actually asked if I made some the day of my husband's memorial! Also, use penne rigati or a larger noodle - you'll find it holds the sauce better.

  • amyallen Posted: 10/03/12
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    I had no milk but heated and made the recipe with BUTTERMILK! It added such an interesting ZIP. My young children loved it. I also topped it with buttery French bread crumbs.

  • TSTaylor Posted: 11/22/12
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    Made this for Thanksgiving 2012 and it was a hit...everyone loved it. I used a little extra cheese so I increased milk a little as well. Wasn't dry at all.

  • VannieNY Posted: 08/05/12
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    just made this, not the usual way that i make mac & cheese but decided to try something different. i agree with the others, this is a great starter recipe & you can add on. if you want it creamier add more milk but keep the ratios the same, if you add more milk add more flour etc. i always add more cheese because i like my mac & cheese cheesy, lol

  • Maggie808 Posted: 04/17/13
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    This was amazing! My boyfriend and I loved it, I added some fresh breadcrumbs and real bacon crumbles and will keep this recipe.

  • BeverlyDear3 Posted: 03/24/12
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    One of my favorite.......I always use extra, extra cheese to give it the WOW! factor.

  • alex98392 Posted: 08/15/13
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    I just made this but with a few changes from other comments. I used half and half instead of milk, Mixed real peppered bacon crumbles in with the whole mix and used extra cheese with some extra half and half to prevent clumping. It was so good my teenage son loved it and he hates everything.

  • teeteeme Posted: 08/20/14
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    The reason I tried this recipe is because it didn't call for eggs. I used half whole milk and half carnation milk and half mozzarella cheese and half mild cheddar cheese and it came out great, not dry at all

  • deltagirl662 Posted: 11/10/13
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    This recipe is classic and perfect for adding your favorite veggies or meats. You just have to use the right cheese to suit your liking. I prefer smoother mac and cheese, so I use Velveta. I also used rice milk and it worked perfectly.

  • Mrsbusymomee Posted: 09/10/13
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    While making the rue, I added 3/4 block of cream cheese then added the milk slowly. I then used super super sharp cheddar (has to be from wisconsin ;o) ) and 4 slices of swiss. Then I added chopped ham to everything. 100% approval from my 2 teenage boys. They were beyond words....LOL

  • Lelise Posted: 10/06/13
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    I will double the sauce next time. As another reviewer noted, it was a bit dry. I topped with breadcrumbs and Parmesan which was delicious.

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