Old School Mac n' Cheese Recipe

Posted by
Rate It!
Old School Mac n' Cheese
Add your photo!



  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, 8 minutes; drain.
  3. Melt butter in a large pot over medium-low heat. Slowly add flour to butter, whisking constantly; cook until brown and the mixture no longer smells of flour, about 5 minutes. Pour 1 cup milk into the flour mixture, whisking continually until fully incorporated, about 45 seconds; repeat twice. Add remaining 3 cups milk to the mixture, whisking to incorporate. Stir Worcestershire sauce, mustard powder, onion powder, and cayenne pepper into the mixture; season with salt and black pepper.
  4. Reduce heat to low. Cook sauce, whisking frequently, until it begins to thicken, about 10 minutes. Add about half the package of shredded Cheddar cheese; stir continually until the cheese melts completely. Repeat with remaining half package of Cheddar cheese and the American cheese, about 4 ounces at a time. Once cheese is entirely incorporated, remove sauce from heat.
  5. Stir drained macaroni into the cheese sauce to coat. Divide macaroni between two 9x13-inch baking dishes.
  6. Mix crushed potato chips, 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese, and Parmesan cheese in a bowl. Top the macaroni with the potato chip mixture evenly. Spray the potato chip mixture with cooking spray.
  7. Bake in preheated oven until the crust is golden brown and the sauce is bubbling, 35 to 45 minutes.
Kitchen-Friendly View

Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 299.53 Kcal (1254 kJ)
Calories from fat 104.21 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.58g 18%
Cholesterol 32.13mg 11%
Sodium 170.74mg 7%
Potassium 262.49mg 6%
Total Carbs 38.72g 13%
Sugars 4.12g 16%
Dietary Fiber 3.45g 14%
Protein 12.04g 24%
Vitamin C 0.6mg 1%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 4%
Iron 1.8mg 10%
Calcium 203.7mg 20%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 210.82 Kcal (883 kJ)
Calories from fat 73.35 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.15g 18%
Cholesterol 22.62mg 11%
Sodium 120.17mg 7%
Potassium 184.75mg 6%
Total Carbs 27.25g 13%
Sugars 2.9g 16%
Dietary Fiber 2.43g 14%
Protein 8.48g 24%
Vitamin C 0.4mg 1%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 4%
Iron 1.3mg 10%
Calcium 143.4mg 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
Search recipes
by ingredients
Construct & Analyze
Your Recipe

Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 6.3
  • 8

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

Share Recipe

Get Your Recipe of Health!
Follow RecipeOfHealth on Facebook!
Scroll to top