Basic Macaroni & Cheese

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword baked, easy, homemade, in oven, mac and cheese
Servings 6 servings
Calories 369kcal
Author Sally


  • 2 cups uncooked whole wheat noodles like elbow or rotini
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. dry mustard
  • 1/4 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese shredded or chopped small
  • Small handful of breadcrumbs or Panko


  • Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • While the noodles are cooking, melt butter in a saucepan. Stir in flour, salt, pepper, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is smooth and bubbly.
  • Stir in milk and heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir for 1 minute. Stir in cheese and cook until it’s all melted.
  • Drain noodles and gently stir in cheese sauce. Pour into ungreased 2-quart casserole and top with breadcrumbs.
  • Bake uncovered 20-25 minutes or until bubbly.


Calories: 369kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 333mg | Potassium: 270mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 800IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 370mg | Iron: 2.7mg