Makes 8 servings

This homemade baked macaroni and cheese recipe beats the boxed kind any day of the week.  For a divine main dish, stir in chopped cooked ham before baking, and then sprinkle top with chopped cooked bacon before serving.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain well. Set aside.

Step 2

Place milk, flour, and onion salt in a quart jar; cover tightly, and shake vigorously 1 minute.

Step 3

Stir together flour mixture, 3 1/2 cups cheese, and macaroni.

Step 4

Pour macaroni mixture into a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish or 2 (11-inch) oval baking dishes. Sprinkle evenly with breadcrumbs and remaining 1 cup cheese; drizzle evenly with melted butter.

Step 5

Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until golden brown.

Step 6

*20 ounces loaf pasteurized prepared cheese product, shredded or cut into small cubes, may be substituted. Omit breadcrumbs if using prepared cheese product.

Step 7

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Kraft Cracker Barrel Sharp Cheddar Cheese.

Ratings & Reviews


December 23, 2016
amazing. i always get requests for this. everyone loves it, kids and adults alike. 

ChucklesMagoo1's Review

November 28, 2014

Bachoff's Review

August 31, 2014

emgirl's Review

March 15, 2014
This was delicious!

Trushsmom1's Review

November 14, 2013

chatdemer's Review

October 15, 2013
I was unsure how mixing the flour/milk and adding the grated cheese separately would work out but it did and it was really yummy Mac and cheese. I used Panko breadcrumbs as they were all I had and they were excellent and crunchy. Super easy recipe with spectacular results!!!

abmoncla's Review

November 08, 2012

frotle803's Review

August 25, 2012
Very good! The only difference I did was apply the melted butter about 15 mins. into cooking time on top. That helped the noodles not dry out on top as bad. I also used more cheese then the recipe calls for because we love cheese. I also only baked for 30 mins, opposed to the 45..I think that is what also causes it to dry out waaay too quickly.

junglebunny's Review

April 07, 2012
I think next time I will cover it with tinfoil for part of the baking. The macaroni on top was brittle in some areas.....maybe just uncover for last 20 minutes.

AmyOoOo's Review

February 08, 2012
This is a fantastic & easy recipe. I did tweak it a little as I think it was too plain for my husband & me. I sauteed a few strips of thick-cut bacon till crisp, then sauteed 1/2 C onion in the drippings. I added some good stone ground mustard to the flour & milk-shake. Soooo good! One thing to keep in mind is that you have to take it out of the oven as soon as the top is golden otherwise it will burn really quickly!