1. Travel
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Discuss in my forum

New England Baked Macaroni and Cheese Recipe from Kim's New England Kitchen

User Rating 5 Star Rating (2 Reviews)


New England Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Enjoy a taste of New England with this recipe for Baked Macaroni and Cheese featuring sharp Vermont white cheddar.

Photo submitted by Karen Lawson.
Baked Macaroni and Cheese is the perfect comfort food, and what makes this recipe extra delicious is Vermont sharp cheddar cheese. I snared my husband with this recipe! Though I can't guarantee similar results, I do promise this will become one of your favorite one-dish dinners. It's hearty enough to serve without much more than a small salad as an accompaniment. (Photo courtesy of Karen Lawson.)

Serves 4 people.

You'll Need:
Large, Non-Stick Frying Pan
1-1/2 quart Casserole Dish
Pasta Pot

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 2 cups uncooked ziti or elbow macaroni
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1-3/4 cups milk
  • 10.-oz. block of Sharp Vermont White Cheddar Cheese, shredded
  • Paprika


Cook ziti or elbow macaroni as directed.

Melt butter in frying pan over medium heat. Stir in salt and pepper. Add flour, and cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until smooth. Remove the frying pan from the stove and add milk.

Return the frying pan to the burner and gradually increase heat as you stir constantly. When mixture boils, continue to stir for one minute, then remove from heat. Stir in shredded cheddar cheese.

Add cheese sauce to the macaroni and stir thoroughly. Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes. Remove from oven, sprinkle top with paprika, then bake for another five minutes.

User Reviews

Reviews for this section have been closed.

 5 out of 5
The mac & cheese recipe sent to us from heaven!, Member Jeff4578

Best macaroni and cheese I've ever tasted. I grew up eating Kraft Dinner, but this takes the cake. And I didn't even make it right, I used cheddar cheese instead of the Sharp Vermont White Cheddar. This is probably my #1 comfort food.

17 out of 20 people found this helpful.

See all 2 reviews

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.