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Fannie Farmer's Classic Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Prep time 20 mins
Cook time 20 mins

4 servings


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

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.

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

  3. In a large saucepan melt butter.

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

  5. Pour milk and cream in gradually; stirring constantly.

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

  7. Reduce heat and cook (stirring constantly) 10 minutes.

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

  9. Turn off flame.

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

  11. Transfer macaroni to a buttered baking dish.

  12. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs.