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Homemade Mac and Cheese with Egg Noodles

Updated on August 26, 2013


  • Approximately 4 cups Noodles, Your choosing (the twisty kinds work best for holding the sauce)
  • 1/2 stick= 4 tbsp Butter
  • 1/4 cup Flour
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 1/8 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp Cayenne
  • 3+ cups Extra sharp Cheddar Cheese


  1. Boil app. 4 cups of noodles Al Dante. Drain and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven 400 degrees
  3. Meanwhile, Make the homemade cheese sauce:
  4. In medium saucepan, melt 4 tbsp butter over medium-low heat. Once melted, add 1/4 cup of flour, and whisk until blended--This will turn into a thick paste-like mixture-- stir constantly, so that it doesn't cook down to nothing.
  5. Whisk in 2 cups milk. Add salt and pepper to taste, and 1 teaspoon cayenne with 1 teaspoon nutmeg (cayenne & nutmeg optional). Bring to a low simmer, uncovered, whisking occasionally, for approximately 5 minutes.
  6. Grate the cheese while you're waiting for the sauce to thicken. (I use about 3 cups--obviously, the more cheese you add, the cheesier it will be--nothing wrong with that.): Set aside until sauce has finished simmering.
  7. Whisk cheese into sauce base until melted.
  8. Add the cooked elbow noodles to the cheese sauce, folding the cheese sauce over the noodles, coating well.
  9. Spray light layer of cooking spray over medium sized casserole dish; pour cheesy noodles in.
  10. Grate fresh cheddar over top (as much as you’d like). Cover loosely with tin foil; Bake approximately 20 minutes, or until golden brown and slightly crispy on top.

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 40 min
Yields: 6-8 people
3.8 stars from 13 ratings of Homemade Mac & Cheese


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      Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

      I made some mac and cheese last night. I am going to try your recipe next time. Thank you for sharing! Voted up!