Thursday, March 10, 2011

Homemade Mac and Cheese

Here's tonight's dinner for the family! Homemade Mac and Cheese...
This is a really easy dish and it is very economical. It takes no time to
prepare and it is not from a box.

1pkg of Cream cheese
2Cups of milk
1 tsp Dijon Mustard ( i use the grainy one)
1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese (you can use mild or medium)
2 tbsp flour
1/4 cup of butter
salt and pepper
package of Penne noodles
For the topping:
3 tbsp melted butter
1/4 Italian seasoned breadcrumbs (don't use plain too boring)
2 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
Melt butter in heavy pot. Whisk in flour till smooth.
On medium to low heat whisk in milk then add cream cheese, Dijon mustard,
salt & pepper
whisk till cream cheese has melted and no lumps.
Turn off heat and add grated cheese into melted sauce. Stir
till completely melted.
Cook Penne noodles according to package directions
I want to note here that I use Penne noodles
because they are so wonderful in holding
the delicious sauce inside. When you bite into
the noodle you get a burst of sauce
Make topping
Melt 3 tbsp butter
Add 1/4 Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
and 2 tbsp grated Parmesan
Mix well
Once noodles are cooked add
them to the pot of sauce
and stir till all is nicely mixed.
Grease a casserole dish
add noodles and sprinkle
breadcrumb mixture to the top.
Bake in 400 degree oven
for 20 minutes only


Pamela xo

Today I am linking up with Designs by Gollum

for Foodie Friday!!


  1. YuMM!
    and ooo for the paint conversion on your china cabinet! luving that ~ how it does let your china 'shine' ") well done -
    thx for sharing your gratitude with us at FHC ~
    this is what enables others to hear and see ...
    beautiful chain of grace!
    bless you Pamela!

  2. Oh Pamela! This looks yummy, we LOVE mac n cheese!

  3. That looks so good!!! :D Thanks so much for sharing the recipe.

  4. Oh yum, you always make the best looking dinner :)

  5. Oh wow, this looks sooo yummy!! Lots of cheese and pasta? Count me in! :)

  6. Wow, Pam, this looks delicious!!! I'm on low-carb or I'd have to make
    It looks sooo yummy!!!

  7. Oh boy, we had homemade mac and cheese for dinner too! My recipe is different, of course, and I like to add tomatoes too. The crusty top on yours looks super yummy!


  8. Mac and cheese is one of my favourite dishes - that looks delicious! x

  9. This is a great recipe! That is exactly what we are having for dinner tonight. The kids are staying over and that is always their request...mac and cheese. I am copying this down to pick up the ingredients on the way home. I will let you know if it gets the SweetCheeks Approval Award!;>) xxoo Diana

  10. Yum, this looks terrific. I am making dinner tonight for my daughter's birthday - I think I'll make this! Thanks for sharing,
    Hope you'll have a great day,

  11. That's my Great Dane's favorite meal - I can take it once in a while, but it has to be homemade like yours!

  12. Oh my! I can't think of anything more yummy than mac n cheese. I could definitely make a meal off of it.

  13. mmmmm.... now that looks yummy! Truly a wonderful comfort food on a day that is cold and snowy such as it is at my place!

    Happy Weekend Pamela!
    xo Catherine

  14. Wow! This looks delicious! I think I am going to try all of your recipes. We have a family recipe of M&C from my hub's mother, but our daughters never liked it so I never made it much, but it didn't look like yours.
    Hope you have a great weekend!
    ~ Julie

  15. This looks wonderful, Pamela...Penne and Penne Rigate are my fave pasta's as well! Such a comfort food ~ that Mac & Cheese! Thanks for sharing! *Lynne* {w/l}

  16. Following on from your comment on my blog, I just wanted to send my wishes over to you and your family. I hope the warnings do not come to fruition x

  17. Yum! Can you deliver this in time for dinner???
    bliss farm antiques

  18. That looks delish ~ I have tried this before but my recipe doesn't include dijon. Now I MUST try your recipe ~ THANKS! ;-)

  19. Oh my goodness, this looks like the best mac and cheese I have ever seen!! I would love to try something different and this is definitely it!

  20. Mmmm, looks delish. Great blog. And love the shoes in the post above.

  21. I agree, I like Penne pasta for the same reason. This looks highly tasty!

    Hey, do you want to submit this to Presto Pasta Nights this week? I am hosting and there are details on my blog. I'd love to add it to the round up on Friday, thanks!

  22. I love homemade mac n' cheese. It really is easy and beats the heck out of any of the box varieties. Your recipe sounds very similar to mine. Now that it is on my mind, I will have to add it to next week's menu!

    ~ Tracy

  23. looks delicious Pam--can you ever go wrong with mac & cheese??? Oh! I almost forgot to tell you that my sister made your muffin recipe a few days ago, and I got to sample some. They were super yummy!

  24. I wanted to let you know my husband asked me to make the macaroni and cheese again - one of his co-workers passed away and he wanted to take something to the family's house. He asked for your Macaroni and cheese - I think this is going to be something I make more and more!


I love love reading all your comments!! They mean so much to me...thank you..Pamela xo