Monday, July 5, 2010

My Mother's Famous Macaroni and Cheese

It's a wonder I've never put this recipe up before. It's been passed all throughout our family and is pretty much the go to side dish for any summer gathering, and many gatherings of the other seasons as well. It truly is THE BEST macaroni and cheese I've ever had, and I've heard the same from several friends! It does take a little bit of time to make, but is totally worth it, and it can always be prepared ahead of time and then refrigerated until you're ready to cook it... saving you the extra prep time for those summertime cookouts!

This recipe makes a regular batch... when my mom makes it for bigger groups she doubles it, and the doubled recipe, shown in the pictures, is enough to fill a 9 x 13 baking dish.


2 Cups Milk
¼ Cup Butter
¼ Cup Flour
¼ Pound Velveeta
½ Cup Cheez Whiz
Salt and Pepper
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce (Optional)
2 Cups dry Macaroni
4 oz Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Parmesan Cheese
A few tablespoons of melted butter for drizzling

Heat milk to steaming but not boiling. Cook together butter and flour. Add to hot milk. Add Velveeta, cubed, and Cheez Whiz. Season with salt and pepper. Stir continually until smooth and bubbly. Add Worcestershire sauce.

Cook Macaroni. Pour sauce over cooked macaroni and stir. Top with shredded cheddar cheese.

Sprinkle liberally with Parmesan cheese. Drizzle butter over Parmesan.

Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 45 minutes. Serve with your favorite steaks, pork chops, burgers, brats, or WHATEVER YOU like and ENJOY!!! It goes with just about anything!

1 comment:

  1. omg i shall try this I LOVE LOVE LOVE mac and cheese LOL