Tuesday, September 4, 2012

My Best Mac & Cheese

   How many recipes have you tried for mac & cheese? Seriously, I have tried too many.  Look no further! This is the one!  Totally delicous! My kids totally asked for 2nds and 3rds!   There are 4 differents cheeses in this and seasonings that you already have handy. You are going to make this your go to recipe for homemade mac & cheese. I promise!

This recipe makes a 13"x9" casserole dish full! 

2 TBSP. butter, melted
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
4 cups milk
1 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1- 1/2 cup cubed velveeta cheese
1/2 cup cubed cream cheese
1-1/2 boxes of Rotini pasta, cooked
onion powder
italian bread crumbs, or your favorite

Spray your casserole dish with pam, and set it aside. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Cook your pasta and drain. Set it aside.

In a good sized pot melt the butter over medium heat. Add in the following: flour, pepper and milk. Slowly add the milk using a whisk until mixture is smooth. Bring this to boil over medium heat; cook for one minute, stirring constantly so your sauce doesn't stick! Immediatly reduce heat; add cheeses, stirring in until melted. Remove from the heat and add in the pasta. Stir until the pasta is coated well and pour into the casserole dish. 

(If youhave a bigger dish it might be a good idea to use it. My 13x 9 overflowed! But man, was it good!)

Sprinkle over the onion powder over the top, generously, but don't go crazy! The sprinkle the bread crumbs over the top. You can add as much or as little as you want.

Bake for 30 minutes or until bubbly.

Recipe seriously adapted from Gooseberry Patch.


  1. Oh man, this looks so good! Have you ever tried it in a crock pot??

  2. I haven't tried this in a crock pot. It comes together really fast. So, I think that if I were to use the crock pot, I would set it to "keep warm" or "low".It probably would be great! I will have to try that and let you know.

  3. I've made this using queso instead of the Velveeta and it gives a very mild spicy taste, delicious.
    Just found your sight and am loving it!
    Thanks for making drool.

    1. Hey! Using queso in this is a great idea! Thanks!

  4. Niki, when do you use the butter in this recipe?

    1. you use it in the rue. (is that how you spell it?) thanks for catching that! i will edit the recipe and fix it. :)