Baked Mac and Cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Butter a 9x12 casserole dish.
  3. Cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain.
  4. Melt the stick of butter in a 2-quart saucepan.
  5. Whisk in the flour.
  6. Stir and cook over medium heat until roux bubbles and turns pale brown (about 3 minutes).
  7. Slowly whisk in about half of the milk, then add the other half.
  8. Continue to cook, stirring constantly, until sauce thickens.
  9. Add cheese and stir until melted.
  10. Mix the pasta and sauce thouroughly.
  11. In a bowl, stir crushed Doritos and melted butter until Doritos are moistened.
  12. Transfer macaroni and cheese to the buttered baking dish and top with the Doritos.
  13. Bake until dish bubbles around the edges (about 20-25 minutes).


For a simpler single-serve recipe, see Microwave Mac and Cheese.