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baked 4 cheese mac & cheese

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a recipe by
Rachel Kernes
Brunswick, GA

I got this recipe from a friend a few years back. It's a favorite around our house. This recipe is for a 13x9 pan but you can always half the recipe as this makes a lot!

★★★★★ 1
serves 8
prep time 25 Min
cook time 25 Min

Ingredients For baked 4 cheese mac & cheese

  • 16 oz
    macaroni, elbow
  • 1 pt
    half and half
  • 1 pt
    heavy whipping cream
  • 8 oz
    mild cheddar; shredded
  • 8 oz
    sharp cheddar; shredded
  • 8 oz
    colby/jack; shredded
  • 3/4 stick
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • cayenne pepper
  • paprika

How To Make baked 4 cheese mac & cheese

  • 1
    cook noodles until done and drain
  • 2
    mix noodles, butter, half and half, whipping cream, salt, black pepper, and 3/4 of each cheese in a bowl. (may not need the whole pint of half and half and whipping cream - don't want it to be runny)
  • 3
    pour into a greased 13x9 pan and top with remaining cheese, cayenne and paprika
  • 4
    bake in a 350 oven for 20 minutes. Check with a fork in the center and if liquid is still in the center, put back in the oven for another 10 mins checking again after 5.

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