Horn and Hardart Macaroni and Cheese

This has been a favorite of many while growing up.  Don’t miss this classic dish!

Macaroni and Cheese

Horn and Hardart Macaroni and Cheese

Horn and Hardart Macaroni and Cheese

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  • Recipe Type: Copycat Restaurant Recipes, CopyKat Recipes, Pasta Recipes, Side Dish recipes
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 35 minutes
  • Serves: 4
Horn and Hardart Macaroni and Cheese

This is a yummy side for any meal!


  • 1 cup Elbow Macaroni - cook according to package directions
  • 1/8 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups Milk
  • 2 tablespoons Light Cream
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Butter
  • 1/4 cup Canned Tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoons Sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups Cheddar Cheese
  • Salt to taste
  • White Pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine milk and cream in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over moderate heat. While the milk warms, heat the butter in another saucepan over low heat for 1 minute until foaming. Add the flour and cook, stirring for 3 minutes. Pour the hot milk into the butter -- flour mixture and cook, stirring with a wire whisk or wooden spoon for a few minutes, until thickened. Add the cheese to the white sauce, about 1/4 cup at a time. Stirring until the cheese has melted and the sauce is smooth. Add the cayenne, salt and white pepper to taste. Stir the tomatoes and the sugar into the cheese sauce, combine the macaroni and cheese sauce and pour into a buttered casserole dish, Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.

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  • Ronrap

    Not even close. Add an extra 1/2 cup of crème; add 1 whole can of stewed tomatoes, use 1 cup use xxx sharp cheese, 1/3 cup of Monterey Jack cheese. Use 1 tablespoon of bread crumbs, parmesan cheese and olive oil for the top. Only bake for 15 – 20 minutes or the sauce will dry out.

  • Carla Bonner

    I gre up in Manhattan and my mom used to take me to Horn and Hardart. Their mac and cheese was my favorite. While living over seas I had a touch of nostalgia and found this recipe. It was so good the memories came flooding back!!! thank you!!!

  • Anonymous

    Where can the wide, flat. grooved macaroni, like H&H used, be purchased?

  • http://40somethingmommy.com Liz Nelson

    We loved this macaroni! It was so good the kids couldn’t get enough!