Macaroni and Cheese | June 9, 2023


This Homemade Baked Macaroni and Cheese recipe is over the top! If you’re looking for a meal that’s sure to be a hit, look no further. This baked mac and cheese is a family favorite recipe, loved by both children and adults. Perfect for a comforting dinner or as a holiday side dish!

We use a combination of cheeses, layered in the dish as well as melted into a rich and creamy cheese sauce, and I am really convinced this is the BEST macaroni and cheese recipe out there!

Homemade Macaroni and Cheese Ingredients

  • Elbow macaroni
  • Salt
  • Butter, cubed
  • Half-and-Half
  • Velveeta cheese, cubed
  • Muenster cheese, shredded
  • Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Monterey jack cheese, shredded
  • Eggs, lightly whisked
  • Seasoning salt
  • Black pepper
  • Oozing with FIVE different kinds of cheese, we just love comfort food! Mac and cheese is the quintessential comfort food. How can you go wrong with pasta and cheese?

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cook the pasta according to package instructions, including 1 teaspoon of salt to the boiling water for flavor. Drain the pasta and return to the pot. Add the cubed butter to the pot and stir until almost melted.

    Add the remaining ingredients, reserving 1/2 cup of mixed cheese for the topping, and stir well. Pour the pot contents into a 9×13 baking dish. Top with remaining cheese. Bake for 30 minutes until edges become golden brown and bubbly.

    Other Options for Your Macaroni and Cheese

    • Bacon – if you love bacon, feel free to add some crispy, crumbled bacon to the topping.
    • Panko – Consider adding 1 cup of panko with 2 Tbsp of melted butter and using that as a topping.  1 cup of crushed Ritz crackers with 2 Tbsp of butter is also delicious!
    • Different Baking Times – Bake this macaroni and cheese at 350 F degrees for 30 minutes, then as an opion, broil for 2-3 minutes to get that gorgeous cheesy “crust”.


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