Monday, August 31, 2009

Italian Mac and Cheese

I know I wrote the recipe below in my menu plan, but I made a few changes as I cooked it. Also, I was going to make my cookies instead, and I just didnt get around to it! 

This feeds about 4, so if you have more people or want more servings, you may need to double this recipe! This fed me and my kiddos only. (no leftovers!)

1 ½ cups uncooked elbow macaroni

6 TBL butter; divided

3 TBL flour

1 ½ cups milk

1 cup (4 ounces) chedder cheese

(2 ounces) velvetta cheese

½ tsp. salt

¼ tsp. pepper

3 TBL dry Italian bread crumbs

Cook macaroni according to box. Drain, and place in a greased baking dish (1-2 quart); and set aside. In a saucepan, melt 4TBL of butter over medium heat. Stir in flour until smooth. Gradually add milk; bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes; then reduce heat. Stir in cheeses, salt and pepper until cheese is melted. Pour over macaroni; mix well. Melt remaining butter (2 TBL); add bread crumbs. 

These are the bread crumbs that I use. Let me give you a confession. I've cooked a few recipes that have called for bread crumbs, and I had no idea there was actually something I could buy like this! Think about it; if nobody ever told me, how was I supposed to know?! I crumbled up sandwich bread, and always got frustrating that the dinner was really weird. Go ahead and laugh. But as a new cook, how was I supposed to know people?! Now I know, and I"m excited! HA

Sprinkle over casserole. Add a few more dashes of the dry bread crumbs, out of the box. Bake, uncovered, at 375 for 30 minutes. 

YUM! My kids LOVED this recipe

This post is linked to Tempt my tummy Tuesday, and Tasty Tuesday.


  1. That looks delish; thank you! You are so funny re. the bread crumbs ... honestly, I wasn't aware you could buy them until recently also. Life-changing, really ... they are so much nicer than hand-smushed ones, huh? :)

  2. That looks yummy! And that's just too funny about the bread crumbs!
    God bless,

  3. why didn't your mother tell you about bread crumbs? Sheesh! Love, your mother

  4. Looks YUMMY!!! I love pasta. THANKS!!! Geri

  5. Your picture looks delicious! I love homemade mac and cheese

  6. WOw. That looks good. You have a great site. I host 5 Things Friday. Stop by and play if you can. blessings. jean

  7. Thanks for sharing. I hope to see you at Crock Pot Wednesday on Thanks again for posting.

  8. That looks so good!!!!!Thanks for the recipe and linking to TMTT.