Several people have asked me for my homemade mac & cheese recipe. Well, it's not mine; it's Betty Crocker's. But it is oh, so yummy! My kids beg for this meal, especially if I use shell pasta. Click HERE to get a copy.
I prefer sharp cheddar cheese, but will usually end up using whatever cheese I have, often combining medium and sharp cheddar and mozzarella.
I like to add Italian seasoned bread crumbs on top during baking. My dad likes crumbled Ritz crackers as a topping.
To freeze I follow the recipe but omit the baking; freeze (either in a bag or covered dish). Usually when making a freezer meal with pasta you would slightly under-cook it. I have not done that with this recipe and it has been fine. To cook, thaw completely, add whatever crumbly topping and bake as directed in the recipe.
In a hurry? Skip the box. Add some butter or margarine, a little milk, and shredded cheddar to the drained macaroni right on the stove. Stir until melted and you've got a quick version that's much healthier and much yummier than the boxed junk.
But what really makes MY mac & cheese the best is THIS. You must play or sing this song while cooking it. Seriously. In fact, I dare you not to once you've heard it.