November 2, 2011

Homemade Mac and Cheese

This is the most delicious Mac and Cheese Recipe you will ever taste. And it's crazy easy. 

Ingredients:
1 lb (1 box) al dente elbow noodles
1 lb cheddar cheese
4 tablespoons butter
salt & pepper
1/2 cup milk

*cook your noodles to al dente as per the package instructions

**set oven to 375 degrees

1. Pam/grease your baking dish. 


2. Place cooked noodles in the bottom of the dish (enough to cover the bottom).


3. Salt and pepper generously.


4. Add two large handfuls of cheese.


5. Start second layer. Repeat exactly what you did in the first layer until you fill your dish.


6. Place 4-5 tablespoon slices of butter on top of the mac and cheese and pour 1/2 cup milk over the top.


7. Bake for 35-45 minutes  uncovered <--this is when the browning happens...yum!





(my stomach literally just growled.)


It will be piping hot, so watch out. But it is always delicious and a total crowd-pleaser! I tend to under salt, so don't be afraid to add a little more salt than you normally would in between all the layers.

Enjoy!

47 comments:

  1. That looks delicious! Where does the milk come in though? I want to try this tonight! :o)

    PS - LOVE your blog!

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  2. I was just going to ask the same question! When do you add the milk? Your blog rocks my socks!
    LA

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  3. Sorry guys! I edited that! Re-read! :)

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  4. OMG!!! That looks DELISH! I really think I'm going to go to the store tonight and get a bag of shredded cheese! I really want to make this tonight! Thank you for my dinner..haha

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  5. I loveeee mac and cheese. pinning this now :) Thanks for sharing!

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  6. LOVE baked mac n cheese! So, so yummy.

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  7. This is how my grandma and my mom made mac and cheese. I make it and now so does my daughter. It sure beats anything out of a box! :)

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  8. This looks amazing and super easy, I can't wait to try it! There is nothing like homemade mac and cheese!!

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  9. Oh wow...my stomach is literally growling now too. :). My boys love mac and cheese so this is a must-try. And...I have that same dish and never use it. It will now be known as my "mac and cheese dish".
    Ok, more growling...time for lunch. Thanks for your great tips!

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  10. WOW!!! This looks yummy! And SUPER easy.. will have to try this soon :) thanks for sharing

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  11. OOh, I've never thought about layering mac 'n cheese like a lasagna. Looks delicious!

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  12. Mmmmm that mac and cheese looks so delicious!!! I will definitely try this!

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  13. This looks sooooo good!! I'm gonna trying this!

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  14. Yum! I love a good mac n cheese reciepe. And this looks easy, easy.

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  15. What size box of macaroni do you use?

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  16. This is exactly how I make my mac n cheese too! It's soo delicious and easy! Love it!

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  17. Going to make this in a few minutes! Looks delicious!

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  18. Oh my gosh this looks delicious! My husband and I love macaroni and cheese so I'm going to have to try this!

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  19. This is what my house considers "grandmas recipe"! Its so good and a staple in my own kitchen.

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  20. This looks so yummy & much easier than a lot of recipes I've seen.

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  21. My heart is breaking right now! :( I LOVE mac and cheese, but my 3 month old daughter's pediatrician told me no more dairy. I will be pinning this to make when I can have it again though, and I can't hardly wait for it! LOL

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  22. Gosh this is so much easier than the one I make! I need to try this!!

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  23. Hey if u lined that bad boy with foil first leftovers and clean up would be even more of a snap...I'm just sayin:)

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  24. Wow! This looks beyond amazing I am definitely trying out this recipe ASAP! Love your blog and I am your newest follower. xo

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  25. So simple - so delicious {looking}.
    Thanks

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  26. I made this for lunch today for my little boy and I. AHHHH-MAZING! We had the leftovers for dinner also. Thanks for sharing!

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  27. Oh my goodness, this is why i should avoid surfing at this time of night....soo yummm.....xo

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  28. Sounds SO good - I do my just a bit different using velveeta and sharp cheddar but I have to say baked mac n' cheese makes my knees weak and your images almost made me faint. It's true love.

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  29. I made this mac and cheese after seeing the recipe on here and I loooved it! So, so easy and tasted amazing. I'm wondering if there's a way to make it a little creamier - I actually think I might make it again and add a little more milk and maybe try to stir it in the middle?? Anyway, great recipe and great blog!

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  30. I'm making this right now and just realized I forgot the milk! Had to run and pour it over the mac 'n cheese before its too late. Whoops =)

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  31. We made this mac and cheese in our house tonight and it was a huge hit for the whole family. My kiddos loved it:) Thanks for an easy recipe!

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  32. Wow my kids said this was the best dinner ever!!

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  33. And no egg, woohoo! I've tried so many different recipes and the ones that called for eggs always curdled on me. Even if I tempered them, eggs always made the mac 'n cheese "funky". I'm trying your's tonight! Thanks for sharing! *Ü*

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  34. I make this mac and cheese ALL the time. It was a staple in college when I was living away from my parents. We never had stovetop mac and cheese growing up so baked mac and cheese is all I've ever know.

    Some things I add to it: before putting in the milk and adding the butter on top, I sprinkle paprika all over the top. Makes the cheese have a darker color and it's nice.

    I sometimes add Johnny's seasoning in with the salt and pepper just to give it a little pizazz.

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  35. Thank you for this recipe and also for all your hair tutorials. I can't quite get my hair to look like yours but I sure can make your mac and cheese! Keep blogging, you're wonderful!!

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  36. So Super easy and super cheap !!! I made it with chicken tonight and my man loves it ! Thank you :)

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  37. So yum. We added 1/4cup of heavy cream to the milk to give it a more cheesy consistency.... Fabulous and so easy.

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  38. Yum Yum Yum!! I LOVE this recipe! Thanks for posting it! I found it on pinterest and am featuring it on my blog.

    adaynasmile.wordpress.com

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  39. looks awesome!!

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  40. Best recipe ever!!! SIMPLE AND EXTREMELY DELICIOUS! You are as close to the perfect woman as I've imagined -- perfect hair, perfect makeup, fantastic shopper, perfect outfits, great jewelry maker AND a great cook! Your husband is an extremely lucky man!!!!!!

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  41. Yum Yum Yum!! Very Good Recipe!Checkout more than 350 types of cheese here...http://www.gourmetfoodstore.com/cheese/

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  42. I've never seen anyone make mac & cheese the way I do it! This is so great! I've never tried it with shredded cheese though, I've always used sliced block cheese (Cracker Barrel brand is my all time favorite)
    Love your blog!

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  43. Your recipe is right on target. I'm going to use the tip of the butter on top. I always make mac and cheese without egg. So much yummier that way.

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