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Baked Macaroni and Cheese

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Macaroni and Cheese

Macaroni and Cheese

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Baked Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Try this recipe for Baked Macaroni and Cheese made with a homemade cheese sauce along with cooked macaroni and seasonings.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: Serves 4 to 6


  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
  • salt


Preheat oven to 350°. Cook macaroni in boiling salted water according to package directions; drain well and set aside. Meanwhile, melt butter in a medium saucepan over low heat. Blend in flour, stirring constantly, until smooth and bubbly. Gradually stir in milk and half-and-half. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture boils and thickens, about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat and add paprika, pepper, and 2 cups of the cheese; stir until cheese is melted and sauce is smooth. Combine sauce with the macaroni and add salt to taste. Place in a buttered 1 1/2-quart casserole dish. Garnish top with remaining 1/2 cup of cheese and dot with additional butter. Bake 25 to 30 minutes.
Serves 4 to 6.

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 5 out of 5
Excellent!!!, Member teachermrw

This dish is tasty and cheesy. The paprika adds a nice flavor dimension. A keeper!

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