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Fannie Farmer's Classic Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Fannie Farmer's Classic Baked Macaroni and Cheese

  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Prep time:20 Minutes
  • Cook time:20 Minutes


  • 1 (8 oz) package(s) Macaroni
  • 4 tablespoon(s) Butter
  • 4 tablespoon(s) Flour
  • 1 cup(s) Milk
  • 1 cup(s) Cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) Salt
  • Fresh Ground Black Pepper To Taste
  • 2 cup(s) Cheddar Cheese Shredded
  • 1/2 cup(s) Bread Crumbs Buttered


Preheat oven to 400°F.

Cook and drain macaroni according to package directions; set aside.

In a large saucepan melt butter.

Add flour mixed with salt and pepper, using a whisk to stir until well blended.

Pour milk and cream in gradually; stirring constantly.

Bring to boiling point and boil 2 minutes (stirring constantly).

Reduce heat and cook (stirring constantly) 10 minutes.

Add shredded cheddar little by little and simmer an additional 5 minutes, or until cheese melts.

Turn off flame.

Add macaroni to the saucepan and toss to coat with the cheese sauce.

Transfer macaroni to a buttered baking dish.

Sprinkle with breadcrumbs.

Bake 20 minutes until the top is golden brown.

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