Even people who have had their own homemade baked macaroni and cheese recipe for years ask for mine when they taste this crumb-topped version. For the best baked mac and cheese, use extra-sharp white cheddar cheese for more flavor. In a Dutch oven, heat 1/3 cup butter over medium. This is the ultimate creamy mac and cheese. It's saucy, thick and very rich, and it holds the wonderful cheddar flavor. Once you taste it, you will be hooked. This is by far the creamiest, tastiest and most special macaroni and cheese I have ever tried. I'm not usually a fan of homemade macaroni and cheese, but when.