Easy Baked Macaroni and Cheese

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Michelle Waco

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@Mommydiva

This is a family favorite that I learned from my Mom. It has been passed down and I am sure it has changed over the years, but everyone that has it loves it. I use it anytime I need a nice side dish in a pinch!! The left overs reheat nicely and never stick around more than a day or so! I tend to cook by sight, so I did my best to approximate the measurements. I like to make this with fried chicken, grilled salmon, pork roast,etc with a fresh salad or veggie. It really is a versatile dish that leaves you free to tend to your main dish or dessert prep!!

My kids love this, and I recently made this for great friends while in Canada on vacation and it seemed to be a hit. Definitely a staple for our household. :)

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
6-8
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
40 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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12 oz
bag elbow macaroni
1 pt
heavy whipping cream
8 oz
bag shredded sharp cheddar cheese
8 oz
bag shredded four cheese blend
2 Tbsp
butter or margarine
1 c
chopped onion (walla walla or vidalia if available)
garlic powder, to taste
ground black pepper, to taste

How to Make Easy Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Step-by-Step

  • 1Pre-heat oven to 400.
  • 2Bring water to boil, then add pasta. Cook uncovered for 8-10 minutes (as directed on package).
  • 3While macaroni cooks, chop onions to desired consistency. **Depending on time available, onions can be sauteed/carmelized for added flavor/texture.
  • 4Drain pasta and rinse with hot water.
  • 5Place pasta back into pot with 2 tbsp butter and stir to cover so pasta does not stick.
  • 6Stir in onions and cheese. Pour in heavy whipping cream and stir until nicely mixed.
  • 7Add garlic powder and black pepper to taste.
  • 8Scoop mixture into covered casserole dish and bake for 30 minutes, then check for desired bubbliness. ;)
  • 9Enjoy!! :)

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About Easy Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Course/Dish: Pasta Sides
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids




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