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BEST Mac & Cheese

While there are a lot of Mac and Cheese out there, this is by far one of the best. On those cool winter evening when you are craving warmth, this mac and cheese recipe hits the spot.

Many years ago, while in high school our high school cafeteria served the BEST Mac & Cheese recipe ever. Over the years I have honed my recipe,  this the final result.

It is a meal pleaser with our children requesting it often. Plus simply heat it up in the oven to eat for lunch or dinner the next day.



BEST Mac & Cheese

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Double this cheesy recipe because it will be a hit with the family!

  • Author: Cyndi Mills


  • 2 cups uncooked macaroni
  • 4 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 3 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon dry onion flakes
  • 2 teaspoons liquid smoke *optional
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
  • 1/2 dry bread crumbs


  1. Cook macaroni as directed on package. Drain. Put in a casserole dish.
  2. In a medium-sized saucepan, melt butter.
  3. Stir in onions, flour, salt, and pepper. Add milk.
  4. Cook and stir until sauce boils and thickens.
  5. Add shredded cheese. Stir until cheese is melted.
  6. In a 2-litre casserole dish, combine macaroni with cheese sauce.
  7. For topping melt 2 tablespoons butter in a frying pan.
  8. Mix in bread crumbs with the melted butter.
  9. Scatter topping over top of macaroni and cheese and bake uncovered in 350°F (180°C) oven for 30 minutes until top is golden brown.


Can easily be doubled.


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Cyndi Mills - Owner | Publisher CMF Magazine

Admittedly the Queen of Typos, Cyndi Mills strives for none, but one or two always seems to slip in. She apologizes! Over the last 29 years Cyndi has had the opportunity to move around the country with her husband, Scott and their four children. Having lived in Chilliwack, Edmonton, London, and Petawawa. She stumbled into the world of journalism by accident – looking for a career that could give her the flexibility to work from home to be with her children and support her husband's military career. Cyndi is also a military parent as her two oldest children are in the military. Raising her third and fourth teenagers, she tries to keep sane by walking, gardening, writing, and spending time with her family while running Canadian Military Family Magazine.

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