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Homemade Mac and Cheese

A recipe for homemade macaroni and cheese, inspired by Kelly McWilliams's AGNES AT THE END OF THE WORLD. Recipe courtesy Donna Skinner.
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Cuisine American


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 pound large elbow macaroni
  • 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons Goya Adobo Seasoning with Pepper, divided (see note)
  • 4/12- 6 cups Cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces


  • Preheat oven to 400 °F. Oil a 2 quart baking dish with a tablespoon of olive oil.
  • Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add macaroni, and cook for 1/2 of the time indicated. Drain, and toss with remaining tablespoon of olive oil.
  • In a small bowl, Whisk flour with ½ cup of the milk. Add remaining milk, beaten egg, and ½ teaspoon Adobo seasoning. Stir to combine.
  • Layer 1/3 of macaroni in baking dish.  Top with 1½ - 2 cups cheese, and sprinkle with ¼ teaspoon Adobo seasoning. Repeat for two more layers.
  • Pour milk /egg mixture over macaroni and cheese. Top with butter.
  • Cover casserole and bake for 45 minutes. Remove cover and bake for 15 minutes, or until top browns. Serve warm.


Note:  To make homemade Adobo seasoning:  whisk together 3 tablespoons garlic powder, 2 1/2 tablespoons salt,  2 teaspoons ground black pepper, 1 teaspoon dried oregano, 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric.
Keyword Mac and Cheese