Here is a delicious Old fashioned Mac and Cheese dish that my mom and I have been making for many years! It is the perfect dish for any event, Thanksgiving, definitely! Birthdays, Christmas.. etc. Anything! (:
Step 1: Supplies Needed
- 6 to 7 ounces raw elbow macaroni (about 2 cups)
- 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese (about 3/4 pounds)
- 1 jar of alfredo (Ragu~classic alfredo)
- 2-quart casserole dish
- Measuring cups
- Stove top pans
Step 2: Preheat Oven
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Step 3: Cook Noodles
Boil the elbow noodles on a stove top as instructed on their package.
Once they are done cooking place half of the amount of noodles into an ungreased 2-quart casserole dish.
Step 4: Prepare Your White Sauce
On the side start making your white sauce, put the one full jar of alfredo(Ragu) into the oven to pan, fill the empty alfredo jar up with milk and pour that into the pan also. Bring to a boil over medium temperature... stir frequently.
Once the milk and alfredo sauce is boiling, remove from heat and pour half of the white sauce over the macaroni noodles in the casserole dish and then stir gently.
Step 5: Add Cheese
Sprinkle half the amount of shredded cheese onto the macaroni and sauce in the dish and stir gently.
Step 6: Layering
You will then sprinkle the remaining noodles, sauce and cheese onto the dish, on top of each other (in the same order as steps 3-4) creating a layered effect. Stir gently once again.
Step 7: Topping
On top of everything sprinkle more cheese until it is all covered (like the picture). You can also season the dish with salt and pepper to your liking, if wanted.
Step 8: Bake the Dish in the Oven
Cover the casserole dish with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes. Then once baked for 30 minutes, uncover the dish and bake for another 15 minutes.
Step 9: All Done!! Serve the Dish
Once your delicious Old Fashioned Macaroni and Cheese is finished, you can serve it up. This dish serves 6 to 8 people.