Homemade Macaroni & Cheese


Homemade Macaroni & Cheese

Recipe by Julia Pacheco Course: Main, Lunch, DinnerCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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  • 16oz elbow macaroni

  • 1 tbs olive oil

  • 1/4 cup salted butter

  • 1 egg

  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour

  • 2 1/2 cups milk

  • 1 1/2 tsp ground mustard

  • 5 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

  • 1 tsp seasoned salt

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/2 tsp pepper


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Cook the macaroni 3 minutes less then the package directions. Drain and stir in olive oil so the noodles don’t stick. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl beat the egg. Set to the side.
  • To a large pot add the butter and let it melt. Whisk in the flour until it turns golden brown. Whisk in the milk, and ground mustard. Whisk frequently for about 5 minutes or until it starts to thicken. Remove 1/4 of the mixture and whisk quickly into the beaten egg until well combined. Whisk the egg mixture into the sauce in the pot. Stir in 4 cups of the cheese once melted stir in the macaroni, seasoned salt, salt, and pepper.
  • Pour into a greased 9×13 baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup of cheese. Bake for 20 minutes or until the cheese on the top is melty. Enjoy!


  1. I just made this tonight and OMG it is SO good. thanks for sharing!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I came to your website blog because I just had to have this Mac and Cheese in print. This is my 4th time making it. Grandkids love it. It’s easy and I usually have everything on hand to make it. Thank You Julia.

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