If you've never made real oven baked macaroni and cheese, I urge you to give this a try. It's a little more work but the results are fantastic.
Dianne, thank you!!! My husband and I really enjoyed this dish. I scaled it back to 4 servings and still filled a large casserole dish. I made a few changes, and it was excellent: cornstarch instead of flour/butter roux, cayenne powder instead of red pepper flakes, Italian-seasoned bread crumbs instead of plain, fat-free evaporated milk and fat-free sour cream, and sprayed the top of the casserole with non-stick cooking spray instead of dotting with butter. After it baked for 30 minutes, I switched to broil on Low for a couple minutes to brown the topping and make it crispy. I will be making this again for Christmas eve, but with 8 servings this time for the family. THANK YOU AGAIN! - 20 Dec 2009 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
Very good. The kids liked it and the men did too. It took me a while to make it though. I had to boil and then mash the sweet potatoes. I would make it again and recommend it to others. - 01 Dec 2008 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
This was very good, but the kids didn't accept the topping as well as I'd hoped. The littlest ones seemed to discern in between the "good" and "bad" parts, but I thought it was good. Definitely made me feel better about eating so much cheese. I will make this again very soon, but I will probably change up the topping a little. - 06 Nov 2008 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)