(Closed) Anyone have a good homemade mac&cheese recipe?

posted 6 years ago in Cooking
Post # 17
843 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I loooooooooooooooooooooooove Mac and Cheese, or well anything cheesy! ๐Ÿ™‚  So I don’t skimp out on my mac and cheese.  I have tried several and the best one that I have found is Paula Deans – yes so bad for you, but so good.




The only thing I change is I cut out on the butter, sometimes I’ll add a spoonful in, but a half of a stick is a bit much Paula! Oh and I also do not use the whole milk, I just use the skim milk that I have at home.


Also, I prepare this much differently as well.  I cook the noodles, but then I don’t prepare anything else separately, just throw it all in the crockpot and it works out just as good!  I am preparing it tomorrow for my work lunch! Can’t wait!


Post # 18
4514 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@hopefloats:  +1 I love those Mac and Cheese recipes – definitely my go-to for comfort foods.

Post # 19
2023 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

There is this amazing Mac n cheese at a restaurant a few hours from our house and they have the best mac n cheese! I have asked for the recipe but I have had no luck.  Its super cheesy, not liquid cheesy but pull apart cheesy yet still semi creamy.

Post # 21
11520 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

I would avoid anything with Velveeta/American Cheese in it. 

Post # 22
4430 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

im so upset, because I want to make baked mac and cheese so bad but my husband has hated mac and cheese since childhood! He said the thought of cheese with pasta in that large amount makes him sick.


Post # 23
336 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

THIS one from the Pioneer Woman is a dream. I HATE mac and cheese as a rule, I just find it too gloopey and samey in texture but I would eat this every day. She uses 3 types of cheese I think but I usually just use cheddar and parmesan or maybe some mozarella if it’s floating around in the fridge. Fiance loves mac&cheese and he pines after this. 

Post # 24
441 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Parklands, Quendon Hall

Omg, commenting to follow. So weird, I was saying to my SO on the way home, I have a craving for mac n cheese!

Post # 25
11051 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@MRSsrm85: Mmm that looks lovely and looks similar to mine ๐Ÿ˜‰

The only thing I like to add is smoked bacon and mushrooms. I feel like we’re being partly healthy having mushrooms! 

Post # 26
89 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@regit45:  I saw this thread pop up and now I want macaroni and cheese RIGHT NOW. LOL

@MRSsrm85:  Will be trying this soon, thanks!

Post # 27
225 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

 @regit45: @kate02121: 

My dad makes the best Mac&cheese around, and it has a little kick to it (which can be increased or decreased!)


1/4 stick of butter

1 cup milk

1 cup whipping cream

1 tbs flour

1 tbs bbq sauce

1 tbs dijon mustard

1 bag (2 cups) sharp cheddar

1 bag (2 cups) pepper jack

1 bag (2 cups) jack cheese of some kind

1 jalapeno diced small

3/4 cup frozen or canned corn

1 lb noodles

maui sweet onion chips (can be subbed for jalapeno kettle chips as well!)



Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees

Boil water for noodles (when boiling dump the noodles in and cook)

melt butter in a sauce pan – when melted put in flour and stir.

Then mix in a cup of milk, bbq sauce, and dijon and stir.

Throw in diced jalapeno and corn and let cook for about 3 minutes.

Then throw in cup of whipping cream and the pepperjack cheese and stir.

Then throw in the jack cheese and let cook for 3 minutes.

WHen the noodles are done cooking, rinse and put back in pan.  Mix the sharp cheddar in with the hot noodles.  Then pour the other cheese mixture onto the noodles and mix.

Put the whole mixture in a 9×13 greased pan and crush up chips and put them on top.

Bake for about 25 minutes and serve hot!



Post # 28
2497 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Commenting to follow! We love mac and cheese!

Post # 29
1460 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

The best mac ‘n cheese recipe I have is my grandmother’s.  Simple yet divine. 

1 box Kraft Mac and Cheese (the kind with the powder that you can get 3 for $1 sometimes…I normally just get the store brand because it really doesn’t matter)

1 can of Campbell’s Golden Mushroom soup (not cream of mushroom…must be golden)


shredded cheddar cheese

Prepare the mac and cheese per the instructions (I normally only use about 1/2 to 3/4 of the powder).  Add about 1/4 cup of milk, the can of soup, and about 1/2 cup shredded cheddar.  Ad salt and pepper to taste.  Mix together and pour into a baking dish.  Cover with another 1/2 cup of cheddar and bake until golden and bubbly (about 20 minutes) on 350F.




Post # 30
345 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I love this one — smoked gouda is AMAZING. Although TBH, I probably only really followed the recipe the first time. I make some variation of it depending on what’s in the fridge… and I don’t measure anything ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 31
2775 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

@oneofthesethings:  +1.

Ina Garten’s mac and cheese is amazing!  It will be gracing my Thanksgiving table for sure.

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