Rich and Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

Sometimes, there’s is just nothing like a comforting, soul-warming plate full of homemade macaroni and cheese. In our family, we love it baked and bubbly or quick and easy straight out of the pot. It’s a go to side dish when I don’t know what else to make with something.

But sometimes, I get the desire to up the ante on my usual mac and cheese. I make a little richer, a little creamier and a whole lot more indulgent. This is that recipe. And yes, it really is that good. I will warn you though, this is definitely not your every day macaroni and cheese!

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Rich & Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

  • 5 T. butter or margarine
  • 1/4 c. flour
  • 3 c. milk (if you want to go really over the top, substitute some heavy whipping cream for some of the milk.)
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/2 t. black pepper
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1/8 t. nutmeg
  • 3 1/2 c. cheddar cheese, shredded or cubed, divided
  • 3/4 c. breadcrumbs
  • 2 T. butter or margarine, melted
  • 1/2 – 3/4 lb. elbow macaroni, fully cooked and drained

1. In a large pot, melt 5 T. butter or margarine. Whisk in flour and cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently.

2. In a small bowl, whisk together milk, egg yolks, pepper, salt and nutmeg. Whisk into the pot, stirring rapidly. Bring to a slow boil over medium heat until thickened just enough to coat the back of a spoon. Remove from heat and stir in 3 cups of cheese. Stir until cheese is completely melted.

3. Pour cooked macaroni into pot and stir to coat. Pour into a greased 13×9 casserole dish. Top with remaining cheese. In a small bowl, combine bread crumbs with 2 T. melted butter or margarine. Sprinkle on top of the casserole. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes, until bubbly and golden brown.

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12 thoughts on “Rich and Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

  1. Oh my goodness! How I love mac’n cheese (especialy homemade)!! I must make this. Actually the last time I made it homemade, it was awful! Maybe I can redeem myself with yours. ;)Thanks so much for sharing.

    XO*Tricia

  2. This is a lot like my recipe, except mine does not call for egg yolks or whipping cream. I am definitely going to try this on Thanksgiving!!!! Thanks for posting this! (I am also making your pull apart yeast rolls on Thanksgiving)

  3. I love your blog and visit regular, although I have never commented before. Mac n’ Cheese is my favorite food, the one I would choose if I could only eat one food the rest of my life.

    Just wanted to share how our family enhances the best food in the world. When preparing your pasta, dice a small onion into the water and cook it along with the pasta. Brings a whole new flavor to the dish.

  4. . “In a large pot, melt 5 T. butter or margarine. Whisk in flour and cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently.”
    You didnt tell us what to do with it after that, what do we do..?

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