Cheesy Baked Macaroni

    Cheesy Baked Macaroni

    Recipe Picture:Cheesy Baked Macaroni
    6

    Cheesy Baked Macaroni

    (321)
    1hour15min


    262 people made this

    This delicious cheesy recipe will be loved by all of the family. Serve as a side with chicken and vegetables.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 6 

    • 250g macaroni
    • 65g butter
    • 1/4 cup (30g) plain flour
    • 4 cups (1 litre) milk
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 4 1/2 cups (450g) grated cheddar cheese
    • 65g butter, melted
    • 100g buttery crackers, crushed

    Directions
    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour15min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.
    2. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a boil over high heat. Stir in the macaroni and cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through but is still firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain well.
    3. Combine 65g butter, flour, milk, salt and cheddar cheese in a large saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir until the cheese is melted and the mixture thickens, 7 to 10 minutes. Add the macaroni and stir to coat. Pour the mixture into a 20x30cm baking dish. Mix the 65g melted butter and crushed crackers together in a bowl; scatter the cracker mixture evenly over the macaroni mixture.
    4. Bake in preheated oven until golden brown on top, about 45 minutes.
    See all 12 recipes

    Recently Viewed

    Reviews and Ratings
    Global Ratings:
    (321)

    Reviews in English (257)

    by
    355

    This was really good! I think the second reviewer was confused by the third step. Don't add everything together all at once; instead cook the butter and flour into a roux, then add the milk, then the cheese, slowly. I also added about a half teaspoon each of paprika and dry mustard, and mixed more grated cheese into the ritz crumbles. Yum!  -  21 May 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

    by
    235

    ok me and my fiance loooove macaroni and cheese. we have tried tons of macaroni and cheese recipes.. but this by farrrrr was our favorite! DELICIOUS! well it also helps that extra sharp cheddar is our favorite cheese and we always have a brick of it in our fridge. EXCELLENT! nice and creamy and the topping was amazing! i used the other reviewers advice and added parmesian to the topping and i also used garlic croutons instead of ritz crackers. THE BEST!  -  02 Jun 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

    by
    171

    I don't normally try a recipe off this site unless it gets at least 4 1/2 stars from 100 people or more, but I was looking for a recipe that called for simple ingredients that I already had, and this one fit the bill. So I gave it a try, and it was really very good. The only change I made was that I didn't add the cracker crumb topping. I sprinkled extra cheese on top before baking. Everyone in my family loved it, and it was even better the next day! * I will add that the butter/flour/milk/cheese mixture never did thicken on top of the stove, but it firmed up nicely while baking.  -  15 Aug 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

    Write a review

    Click on stars to rate