Homemade Mac and Cheese

If you are like me, then you know there is no comfort food like homemade mac and cheese! It is super delicious and super easy to make.  My mom made homemade mac and cheese all the time growing up and honestly, once you try it, it is so hard to go back to the box stuff!

Here is the recipe:HOMEMADE MAC AND CHEESE

2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
1/2 cup butter, cubed
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 3/4 cups milk
1 cup (8 oz) sour cream
4 oz. Velveeta
4 oz. cream cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 cup bread crumbs


Cook macaroni according to package directions.
Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, melt butter. Stir in flour until smooth. Gradually add milk and stir until all lumps have dissolved. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Reduce heat; stir in the sour cream, processed cheese, cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper until cheeses have melted. Gradually add cheddar cheese, and stir until cheese has melted and sauce is smooth.
Drain macaroni and add to sauce and mix well. Transfer to a greased 3-quart baking dish.
Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until bubbly. Remove from oven and sprinkle breadcrumbs over top. Return to oven for another 10 minutes until browned.


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  1. Candice

    This looks so delicious! I can’t wait to make it. I know its going to taste better than box mac and cheese!

  2. This looks SO good. I bet it would be a great thing to make ahead and freeze too! How many servings do you usually get out of a batch this size?

  3. Kim

    Hi! I just wanted to let you know that this recipe is DELICIOUS!!! It’s the best Mac and Cheese I’ve ever had! Thanks so much. :)

  4. Shell

    Oh, my! Made this tonight with my 12-year old son. He’s a mac-n-cheese “snob” because I’ve spoiled him with homemade for years. His favorite part is the bread crumb topping. We’ve been looking for a go-to recipe and THIS IS IT! I got the roux going for him and he made the sauce on his own! Thanks for a great meal and and an even better time spent with my boy!

  5. Layla

    Just made this using a Triple Cheddar cheese mix and had to have some before I even popped it in the oven to bake! I’m sure it’ll be even more delicious once completely finished. Thanks for posting!

  6. Veronica

    Yummy with double the noodles (1 pound total) and a pound of sausage and an onion (sauted together); bake in a 15×11 pan. Made the day before and cooked for 45 minutes. I also doubled the Velveeta and cut the cheddar in half because that’s what I had in the fridge.

    • Chef in Training

      Definitely, Just make sure it is saran wrapped pretty tight :) The only issue I have ever run into with making it the night before is that the noodles absorb to much of the sauce so its not as saucy. I just make a little extra sauce if making it the night before :)

      • Maribel

        How many servings dos this recipe yield? I’m making it for kids. I’m having a sleepover party tomorrow and thought this would be a great thing to feed them. And thanks for sharing it, it sounds delicious.

  7. Amy

    This has got to be the best mac n cheese recipe out there! Everyone should make this… but I think i’m going to keep it secret when they ask me for the recipe! LoL Woooohooo, i’m in heaven!!

  8. Sandra

    is the roux suppose to be so thick? I used the 1/2 cup of flour, 1/2 cup butter, and 1-3/4 cup milk? It’s so thick like paste.