Easy, too. Christian, however, would be happiest with a mountain of mac and cheese on his plate, and nothing else. This recipe is dedicated to him…with a special wink to my biggest year-old fan, whose initials are C. I hope you enjoy!
Bucatini, which is like a spaghetti-length elbow macaroni, is a fun noodle option and makes it possible to cut your mac and cheese into squares or wedges that will hold their shape fairly well. For easier cleanup, add the cooked pasta to the cheese mixture.
Then, you only have one goopy pan to clean! For a gluten-free version—that nobody ever knows is gluten-free! Your email address will not be published. I guess I am a purist as I do not want tomatoes, ham, tuna, peas or anything else like that in my mac and cheese, please! Mac and cheese is complete as it is! And please, do not add any type of mustard because, as you say, a lot does go a long way. Now that I am diagnosed with Celiac Disease, I must use wheatless macaroni and flour, so making a good mac and cheese is a little different and not as easy as it was pre-Celiac!
It is great to have gluten-free options. I know my Dad, who cannot eat gluten either, is always grateful to be able to enjoy his old favorites. And I do my best to keep the purists in my family happy and add just enough Dijon to flavor subtly without being mustardy: And Colin will be thrilled for your semi-incognito shout-out to him. Thank you!! So great to talk with you, Rila—as always! Your comment makes my day and I hope this recipe stands up to their regular mac and cheese!! Oh Ann, this looks really good! My mom used to make the BEST baked mac and cheese, never ever did we have the boxed kind, probably because it was not readily available when I was a kid.
That really dates me I know. I do remember mom using mustard in hers and it was so tasty! I still have the round pyrex bowl she used to bake it in. I am going to give this a try, perhaps this weekend. Oh, Mary Lou, I can just imagine that round Pyrex bowl! Sounds like one my grandmother and mother used!
Sometimes, the memories are as good as the meal! I love your recipes! They have simple, nutritious ingredients, easy to follow intructions and taste wonderful. Thank you for sharing. My dear Ann I have had a long day at work today and I just came on line to check a couple of things and your recipe popped up!
I have to make this soon cause I love mac n cheese and anything that has a crispy topping…I usually eat my portion and then pick all the crispy bits off of the sides of the serving dish. When I make it I will post a picture. Lots of hugs and love , Beverley xoxo. I anxiously await your picture, Beverley!
I am with you on the crispy topping and, so often, those bits around the edges call my name, too: You had me at crispy top. Thanks for sharing on Thursdays Treasures. Hi Mrs. Fulton, this is Colin. I loved the mac and cheese.
I even helped make it with my mom and sister. I loved the bread crumbs on the top of it and it gave it a lot of flavor. Thanks for your hard work in making all these recipes.
Pour the macaroni and cheese into the prepared baking dish and top with the panko-cheese mixture. I have never even seen Gouda in thin slices, I have only seen it in the blocks. Made this for the first time tonight. For the macaroni: Recipe by: Hope you enjoy! Different noodles, different cheeses, same tasty result!
Love your food! Thank you very much, Colin!
I bet it tasted extra delicious thanks to your help! By the way, I love your piano playing and can tell you work very hard at it. You knocked the socks off the entire audience last night…well done! Oh gosh am I salivating looking at your pictures! Made this tonight!
Add the bread crumbs, season with salt and pepper and stir until evenly moistened. Sprinkle the buttered crumbs over the macaroni and bake for 45 minutes. Homemade macaroni and cheese with crunchy panko bread crumbs baked on top. Baked macaroni and cheese is the ultimate comfort food.
You are right, perfect solution when there is nothing else left in the fridge; we had all of the ingredients on hand, but had to hand shave the sharp cheddar cheese. Thanks Ann! Making fish and this will be perfect accompaniment for it! If I could only be a surprise dinner guest…your dinner sounds like perfection, and I hope you enjoy the recipe! We like to put the gravy on the macaroni and cheese and a green vegetable to balance it out.
Thank you for the recipe…. I wish you could give me a good recipe for venison roast. My son has his deer and I told him that I would fix a roast for him, but I have no idea how to do it? Similiar to mine, but I know it is better. I use boxed and just add everything I can think of to make it better.
Now I will try this. I wish I had a venison roast recipe to share with you, Joyce. My mother-in-law is the one you need to talk with: It was a huge hit! I had to stop myself! I am working today so I brought some in for lunch along with leftover curried lentil soup.
Hello from Iowa! On our cold winter nights here: Hello Marilyn, I think this would be the perfect meal on a cold Iowa night! Thanks so much for the comment and I hope you enjoy! Cold rainy day in Cincinnati. I am making this again tonight for dinner.. I love this recipe, reminds me of how my mom used to make mac and cheese. It is soooo good Ann!
Always a treat to see a message from you, Mary Lou! I think that rain is coming our way, and this dish sounds like a very good choice! This turned out even better than first time I made it and so nice and crispy on top! This is a new staple in our house now..
Making tonight for first time this fall. Perfect for first really chilly evening!