Homemade Baked Mac and Cheese

Homemade Baked Mac and Cheese - The Cheese Shark

Make your own Mac and Cheese. It’s easy and tastes better in my opinion. This recipe bakes quickly in the dish and adds a wonderful crisp texture to the meal. It calls for goat cheese (or light cream cheese) and cheddar. My secret is to serve it with apple sauce! Yummy!

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Homemade Baked Mac and Cheese

Ingredients serve 4:


  • 1/2  a pack (220 g/ 8 oz) of macaroni pasta
  • 1/2 a cup of butter
  • 1/4 cup of all purpose flour
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 1 cup of soft unripened goat cheese or light cream cheese
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 1/2 tsp of pepper
  • 1/8 tsp of nutmeg
  • 2 tsp of mustard

Crispy Topping:

  • 1 cup of grated cheddar
  • 1 cup of Japanese style bread crumbs like Panko
  • 2 tbsp of butter cut into small pieces
  • 2 tbsp of chopped parsley
  • Optional: 2 tbsp of bacon bits
Homemade Baked Macaroni and Cheese - The Cheese Shark

The dish before baking

Homemade Baked Macaroni and Cheese - The Cheese Shark

Baked and ready to serve


  • Preheat the oven to 400 F
  • In a large pot bring water to a boil. Add the macaroni and cook for 8 minutes. Drain and rinse to cool.
  • In a medium saucepan, melt the butter and add the flour. Stir and cook for about 3 minutes until bubbling.
  • Add the milk and stir together. Once thoroughly mixed, add the Goat Cheese, Salt, Pepper, and Dijon Mustard.
  • Cook the mix until it thickens, about 4 minutes.
  • Add cooked macaroni and stir together. Pour into a casserole dish.
  • In a small bowl mix together the cheddar, bread crumbs, butter, and parsley. Spread this over the macaroni and cheese. Add the bacon bits.
  • Bake for 15 – 20 minutes until the top is golden brown and serve hot with apple sauce.

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