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baked macaroni & cheese

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Kelly Lollman
Madison, NY

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.

(1 rating)
yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 25 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For baked macaroni & cheese

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

How To Make baked macaroni & cheese

  • 1
    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • 2
    Cook macaroni per package directions until tender. Drain.
  • 3
    In a large bowl, combine flour, salt, pepper and 1/2 Tbsp smoked paprika and set aside.
  • 4
    Coat 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.
  • 5
    Pour 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.