John’s Famous Mac N Cheese

Prep 10 m

Cook 45 m

Ready In 1 h 5 m


2 tablespoons butter

1/2 finely chopped white or yellow onion

5-6 cloves fresh garlic, finely chopped

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

2 cups milk

3/4 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 teaspoon dry mustard

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 (8 ounce) package elbow macaroni / bowtie pasta/ shells, whatever your preference

2 cups freshly sharp Cheddar cheese

1 (8 ounce) package processed Muenster cheese, cut into strips

Bread crumb mixture:

About 2 cups plain bread crumbs

About 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  3. Saute onion + garlic for 2 minutes.
  4. Stir in flour and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  5. Stir in milk, salt, mustard and pepper; cook, stirring frequently, until mixture boils and thickens.
  6. Meanwhile, bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add macaroni and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  7. To the milk mixture add the Cheddar and Muenster cheeses; stir until cheese melts. Combine macaroni and cheese sauce in a 2 quart baking dish; mix well. Top with bread crumb mixture
  8. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until hot and bubbly. Let cool 10 minutes before serving.