Classic Macaroni and Cheese Recipe | Yummly

Classic Macaroni and Cheese

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  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter (1 stick)
  • 1/2 cup flour (all-purpose)
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt (plus more to taste)
  • kosher salt
  • 1 pound elbow macaroni
  • 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese (shredded 2-year aged, about 3 cups)
  • 3 ounces pecorino romano cheese (grated, about 1 cup)
  • 2/3 cup panko (optional)
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium75% DV1810mg
    Fat58% DV38g
    Protein59% DV30g
    Carbs25% DV74g
    Fiber12% DV3g
    Calories760Calories from Fat340
    Total Fat38g58%
    Saturated Fat23g115%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat340
    Total Carbohydrate74g25%
    Dietary Fiber3g12%
    Vitamin A25%
    Vitamin C

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Dom Monopoli 10 days ago
    Recommend and will definitely make again
    Evan Cobb a month ago
    Sauce was a little thick
    Michelle M. 2 months ago
    My family loves this and complains if I use another recipe. I use a super sharp cheese (it’s a type from Costco) and Italian seasoned panko in mine. I think the quality of cheese can make a huge difference.
    Kaylee Deaton 2 months ago
    definitely would make the pasta first and then the sauce
    Tracy M. 3 months ago
    Awesome! Perfect Mac and Cheese
    Liam Cavanagh 3 months ago
    I made and the sauce was very thick which didn’t overly love
    Christine Baray 3 months ago
    LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! Made recipe exactly as is and loved it!!! Everyone was impressed !
    Hello, Kecia 3 months ago
    The cheese flavor is very subtle
    Marisa Embry 4 months ago
    Delicious! Finally found a combination of cheeses that my family and I love!
    Pauline M. 4 months ago
    Simple ingredients. Tasty !
    Portalatin-Walker 4 months ago
    Super cheesy! Love it!
    Jacqueline S. 4 months ago
    It was creamy and delicious! I'm definitely going to make it again
    Julia 5 months ago
    Tasted great. Nice and cheesy.
    Nessa Anderson 5 months ago
    I didn't bake it, but still pretty good. Sauce is a lovely consistency, though I would've let the noodles cook thoroughly.
    Valerie C. 6 months ago
    Very good recipe. Creamy and cheesy. I did the oven bake, also added garlic to the roux. Will add some sautéed shallots next time.
    Renārs Lellis 6 months ago
    it burnt would'nt reccomend
    Joshua Griffiths 7 months ago
    great, my girlfriend said...U are seriously such an amazing cook
    Liz 7 months ago
    Creamy and delicious!
    Katherine 7 months ago
    Tweak the amount of milk and cheese and you're on to a winner. For a cheap and easy dinner throw in some froven vegetables in the cheese sauce before adding to the pasta and you'll have a meal even the fussiest kids will eat.
    Jenny T. 7 months ago
    My kids didn’t like it and my husband was trying to be nice and said, “It’s not bad.” My 6 yr old said it would be better if I had left the potatoes out of it. Lol. It didn’t have much flavor. I was a little worried about that when I saw it took 4 cups of milk and 3 cups of cheese. I’ve never made Mac n cheese from scratch so I’ll try a different recipe next time with less milk.
    Gillian Atkinson 7 months ago
    make sure you add enough sauce it soaks in while cooking . i added fresh garlic it turned out great
    Diane V. 7 months ago
    It was simple to make and everyone loved it. I’m in a house with picky eaters and they devoured it!
    Colby 7 months ago
    Really good, I put in a little less sharp cheddar and it was great
    Laurie 8 months ago
    Great! Easy, more cheese sauce than needed but we didn’t bake it
    Ryan S. 8 months ago
    helped my 10 yo make it. easy and good. used salted butter. gonna try a sharper cheese or multiple cheeses next timw.
    Kimberly S. 8 months ago
    Very bland tasting. If i make it again I will add medium cheddar n bacon.
    Brittany Guzman 8 months ago
    I was nervous it would be too cheesy but nope! Literally so delicious!
    taste great,family enjoyed it very much and the hubby loved it!
    Nina Koroma 9 months ago
    Great flavor and creamy
    Tracy B. 9 months ago
    Delicious just as is. I don’t like Mac and cheese and I liked this.