Melissa's Macaroni & Cheese

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Old fashioned baked macaroni and cheese is the recipe I am most known for by my family and friends. It is the number 1 most requested dish to bring to any potluck or gathering. 

Macaroni and Cheese recipe from Served Up With Love. This is THE recipe that my family simply will not let me show up without it in tow.




While growing up both my parents worked outside of the home. My sisters and I had chores to do after school and we were also responsible for making dinner. 


Melissa's Baked Macaroni and Cheese recipe from Served Up With Love

Most of the time it was hamburger helper or anything that was easy for us girls to do. Of course being teenagers we were not always happy about it.  After becoming an adult and mother I am glad my parents expected that out of us. Getting in the kitchen with my sisters still bring back memories of all those years ago.


Melissa's Baked Macaroni and Cheese recipe from Served Up With Love




This Macaroni and Cheese recipe is one of those recipes that I now make off of memory.  Of course, it was a lot of trial and error along the way. 

Melissa's Baked Macaroni and Cheese recipe from Served Up With Love







This is the dish that I am known for at all family gatherings. It is almost as if I am not allowed to show up unless I have this to share. 

Melissa's Baked Macaroni and Cheese recipe from Served Up With Love

And it seems as if each time I make it, the recipe multiplies and the casserole dish gets bigger and bigger. 


Melissa's Baked Macaroni and Cheese recipe from Served Up With Love


Most of the time, this dish is empty at the end of the meal. And if there is by chance any left, they get fought over to take home to enjoy later. I'd say that's a keeper! 





Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese recipe from Served Up With Love


Extra Cheesy Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese recipe from Served Up With Love







Yield: 4 - 6

Melissa's Macaroni and Cheese

A family favorite, old fashioned cheesy baked macaroni and cheese recipe.
prep time: 10 minscook time: 20 minstotal time: 30 mins

ingredients

1 cup elbow macaroni
1 tablespoon margarine or butter
I tablespoon all purpose flour
1 1/4 cups milk
2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, extra for topping

instructions

Cook macaroni according to package directions. Melt butter and stir in flour to make a roux.  Stir in milk, stir constantly until the mixture thickens. Careful not to let it scald or burn. Continue stirring and add cheese and let it melt.  Butter or oil a 1 quart casserole dish and mix noodles with cheese sauce.  Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.  Enjoy!

NOTES:

This recipe is to make in a 1 quart casserole dish.  If making for a larger crowd, double or triple the recipe and cook in a 9 x 13 casserole dish.




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10 comments:

  1. I love your Macaroni and Cheese. That is what I look forward to eating at family get togethers.

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  2. Simple and oh-so good...thanks for sharing today! :)

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  3. Another delicious looking recipe! My kids love this mac and cheese. Thanks for sharing at the Weekend Potluck!
    ~Kim

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    1. Thanks Kim, this is a staple at any family gathering! My family loves it too!

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  4. I love homemade mac & cheese!

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  5. Coming over to visit from Melt in your Mouth Monday. This looks SO good! My kids love mac and cheese. Please consider coming on over and linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." I'd love to have you join us. Many blessings, Lisa

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  6. Have been making it this way for 50 years, you're so right, can't come if I don't bring it. Funny, cause I make other good stuff. :)

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  7. I LOVE baked mac and cheese. I just love cheese but adding pasta makes it even better and this looks amazing!

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