Baked Macaroni & Cheese

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Kelly Lollman

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@kelollman

Who doesn't love comfort food on a cold and blustery day? This is perfect, and so easy! I like the smokey flavor of the paprika, but that can be left out or reduced if desired.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
8
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
1 Hr
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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2 1/2 c
macaroni, cooked (10 oz dry noodles)
2 1/2 Tbsp
all purpose flour
1 1/4 tsp
salt
1/4 tsp
ground black pepper
1 Tbsp
smoked paprika (divided)
1/4 c
butter, cubed
3 c
cheddar cheese, shredded
1 c
milk

How to Make Baked Macaroni & Cheese

Step-by-Step

  • 1Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • 2Cook macaroni per package directions until tender. Drain.
  • 3In a large bowl, combine flour, salt, pepper and 1/2 Tbsp smoked paprika and set aside.
  • 4Coat 3-quart casserole dish with cooking spray. Place half of the cooked and drained macaroni in dish. Sprinkle half of the flour mixture over top, then top with half of butter cubes. Sprinkle 1 1/2 cups cheese over top. Repeat layers with remaining ingredients, ending with cheese.
  • 5Pour milk over all. Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 Tbsp over the top. Cover dish with foil and bake for 35 min. Remove foil and bake for an additional 10 min, until bubbly. Let the dish sit for 5 min before serving.

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About Baked Macaroni & Cheese

Course/Dish: Pasta
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtags: #cheese, #mac




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