Baked Macaroni & Cheddar

5
Servings
30m
Prep Time
30m
Cook Time
1h
Ready In


"Adapted from Prairie Home Cooking. This is the way my Mother used to make macaroni and cheese. The pasta measurement is the measurement for the dried pasta. I like this with cavatappi instead of elbows."

Original recipe yields 5 servings
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Nutritional

  • Serving Size: 1 (150.2 g)
  • Calories 323.9
  • Total Fat - 15.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 9.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 46 mg
  • Sodium - 1057.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 24.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.9 g
  • Sugars - 4 g
  • Protein - 20.9 g
  • Calcium - 589.5 mg
  • Iron - 0.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 2

Bring water to a boil; cook macaroni to al dente stage according to package directions. Drain well.

Step 3

Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Whisk in flour and cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes.

Step 4

Whisk in milk and continue cooking, stirring constantly, until sauce thickens, about 5 minutes.

Step 5

Stir in salt, pepper and paprika and remove from heat. Stir in 1/4 cup of the cheese.

Step 6

Spread half the macaroni over the bottom of a lightly greased 1 quart baking dish.

Step 7

Spread half the remaining cheese over the macaroni. Top with remaining macaroni.

Step 8

Pour sauce over the macaroni.

Step 9

Top with the remaining cheese.

Step 10

Bake until bubbly and lightly browned, about 20 minutes.

Step 11

Let rest 5 minutes before serving.

Tips & Variations


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Bergy (RIP" Forever in our Kitchen)

This recipe was just what I was looking for - a good old fashioned Mac & Cheese. We loved it! Froze 2 double portions for future.7 Sept2015 Took a saved Mac & Cheese from the freezer it was just as good as last time.11Nov 16 Made it again and froze 2 futureservings. 23 Nov 16 Used some frozen. Loved it added some Thai Chili sauce on top.

(22 Aug 2015)

ellie

Very good - we doubled the recipe using the whole box of wagon wheel macaroni and my family loved it! Thanks for sharing!

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(15 Jun 2015)