Baked macaroni and cheese

Author: @Moku_O_Keawe Serves: 8 Time : 40′

Difficulty: easy

Disclaimer:my feline overlords expressed displeasure with my inattention by knocking my cell phone into the pool, rendering the photos of these recipes inaccessable” This photo has been taken from internet. Credits to the owner.


  • 2 c.  (7 oz) uncooked macaroni
  • 1/4 c.  butter
  • 1/4  c. flour
  • 1/2  tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 c. milk
  • 1/2 of a yellow onion, diced
  • 2 c. shredded cheese
  • 1/2 c. cheese
  • 1/2 c. bread crumbs mixture, placed on the side
    8″ x 11″ baking pan


1.   Preheat oven to 350 degrees

2.   Cook & drain macaroni according to instructions

3.   In a separate pot, place on stove to & melt butter, add onions. Saute until golden brown

4.   Stir in flour, salt, pepper, mix together (will appear thick, pasty)

5.   Add milk, stirring constantly, heat to boiling, stir for 1 min

6.   Remove pot from stove, add cheese & stir until completely melted

7.   Place drained macaroni into 8 x 11 pan, add cheese sauce & mix well

8.   Bake uncovered 20-25 minutes

9.   Remove from oven, top w/ cheese & bread crumb mixture, return to oven

10.  Bake uncovered for 5 minutes

11.  Remove from oven, let cool for 15 minutes.

12.  Cut into squares or rectangles, & serve

Story of the recipe

A kid’s favorite, often served when celebrating a holiday, event, ecc

I was born, raised, & have lived in Hawaii my whole life. The recipes I’m submitting reflects a wide array of influences: American cuisine, in addition to the multi-cultural impact that immigrants to Hawaii from Polynesia, Asia & Europe.

My mother was born (in Hawaii) during the Great Depression & WWII, so the recipes from her were from a time of austerity: food shortages, martial law, threat of attack. Nothing was wasted or thrown away. Everyone had a garden (necessary for survival), plus a few chickens for meat & eggs, a wild pig (caught as a baby) being raised on scraps for meat, bacon. People also went to the beach & fished, & gathered seaweed, mollusks, etc. Heavy military presence, only meat commercially available was canned: spam, corned beef, tuna, vienna sausage, deviled ham.

  1. @Moku_O_Keawe Thank you for your contribution to the sussexsquad cooking club. Also loved your story. It inspires & gives hope that this tough time of covid 19 will be but a memory which we will share with our grandchildren & laugh about all the craziness of it all. Lol!

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