Baked Macaroni & Cheese

Kelly Lollman


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 vote

25 Min
1 Hr


  • 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.

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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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