Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Dad's Mac and Cheese

Who DOESN'T love a big bowl of mac and cheese??

Growing up, this was my dad's signature dish. It is so simple (and not exactly healthy!) but delicious. Even though I try out new mac and cheese recipes frequently, I always come back to this one; for me, it's my childhood in a bowl.

Sometimes I vary up the cheese or throw in some add-ins like ground turkey, broccoli, or ham... or some kind of combination.

  • 1 pound elbow macaroni
  • 1 pound American cheese, grated
  • 1/2-1 cup milk
  • couple of tablespoons of butter

Preheat oven to 350.

Cook pasta according to package directions and drain.

Place a third of the grated cheese along the bottom of a 9x13 pan. Cover with half of the pasta, then another third of cheese, then the rest of the pasta, and the rest of the cheese.

Pour the milk over everything, and dot with butter.

Bake uncovered until golden, about 30 minutes.


  1. Yum! I love good bowl of mac & cheese - this looks delicious!

  2. :O You're missing the one final step!

    Breadcrumb topping! Light layer of breadcrumbs, then light layer of cheese -- do this twice, THEN bake til brown.

  3. My mother makes mac and cheese just like this. Its so easy to make and seriously wows everyone that eats it. She's become famous for it! Yummy!


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