June 21, 2015

Mac n' Cheese

On the Menu Today~
 Mac n' Cheese

You can never have to many
Mac n' Cheese recipes...
Never ever~

Mac n' Cheese

  • 8 ounces elbow or bucatini pasta
  • 3/4 pound sharp white cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • Crumb Topping:
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
Cooking Directions
  1. Crumb Topping:
  2. Mix the melted butter and the panko bread crumbs until crumbs are moistened.
  3. Preheat oven to 375ยบ F.
  4. Lightly spray a 13 x 9 inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  5. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  6. Drain and set aside.
  7. While pasta is cooking, melt butter in a medium saucepan on low heat. Add flour, stirring constantly for about 3 minutes. Do not let the flour brown. Add milk and seasonings. Continue stirring until thickened. Remove from heat.
  8. Add 1/2 of the shredded cheese and stir until incorporated, melted and smooth.
  9. Mix melted cheese mixture with the cooked pasta.
  10. Add half of the pasta to the prepared cooking pan.
  11. Add remaining shredded cheese, keeping just a bit for the top.
  12. Cover with remaining pasta mixture. Top with bread crumbs and cheese.
  13. Bake for 45 minutes or until the cheese is bubbling and the crumb mixture is beginning to brown.

Macaroni, Cheese,


  1. How perfect! Two Grandma Schaefers! The mac and cheese looks delish.

  2. perfect choice for your assignment this month, love it!

    and guess who got your blog???? Some Bewitching blogger ;-)

    1. Hi Sally! Thanks for the great write up and glad you liked the Lemon Lavender Bars:) Lynn

  3. Crazy that the spelling was even the same! Happy Reveal Day!

    1. Yes! For some reason my Grandma always pointed out that Schaefer was spelled with an "ae" and not with just an "a" Lynn

  4. Oh that looks so comforting! I love trying out new versions of mac n cheese - this one looks wonderful.

    1. Hi Rebekah~ This recipe is not only delicious but quick and easy too. Lynn

  5. This looks like the perfect mac and cheese. Great choice and a tribute to both of your Grandma Schaefers.

  6. What an incredible connection to your assigned blog! I love it when food spurs on memories.

    1. Me to Lauren~ My grandma would have loved this recipe too. Lynn

  7. Mmm you can never go wrong with a creamy mac and cheese!

  8. How funny! Looks like Grandma Schaefer had some great taste in comfort food! Awesome recipe!! :)

  9. Yummy! That's pretty awesome that your grandmas both had the same name! This does make me wish that I could eat dairy as it looks so good!

  10. How good does this look?!! I would be hooked by that title too - I don't have any Grandma Schaefer if my family, but I'm always hooked by a recipe that is titled "Great Grandma's" anything!! Good choice.

  11. Looks like an excellent mac & cheese recipe and perfect for when I crave comfort food. I have to try this soon!

  12. I haven't made Mac & Cheese in a long time.
    Totally craving it now!
    Great pick!


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