creamy mac and cheese

You will love this! Very comforting after a long day.


1/2 box elbow macaroni

1/4 cup butter

3 tablespoons flour

2 cups milk

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, melted

2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

1 tablespoon honey

1/2 teaspoon salt

a couple grinds of fresh pepper

1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 cup Panko


  • Boil macaroni until al dente
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • In a large skillet or saucepan over medium heat, melt 2 tablespoons butter and the flour. Cook for 1 minute stirring.
  • Mix honey into melted cream cheese
  • Add milk, cream cheese mixture, cayenne, salt and pepper to pan. Stir until the sauce thickens.
  • Add cooked macaroni and cheddar. Mix thoroughly.
  • Pour into a 2 quart casserole dish
  • Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter to saucepan. After it is melted, turn off the heat and mix in Panko.
  • Spread breadcrumbs on top of casserole. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown.

A Jackie O’ Recipe