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Baked Mac and Cheese Recipe

This easy baked mac and cheese is perfect as a side dish or even a whole meal for cheese lovers like me. The combination of crispy topping with cheesy creamy noodles is awesome. Try it your self and enjoy…

baked mac and cheese
baked mac and cheese

Ingredients for baked mac and cheese

  • 8 ounce macaroni
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika powder
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
ingredients for baked mac and cheese
ingredients for baked mac and cheese

Direction

Bring a large pot of water to boil then add salt and the macaronis. Cook the macaronis for 8 to 10 minutes until cook through but still firm, then drain.

cook the pasta
cook the pasta

Meanwhile, In a skillet over medium heat saute one teaspoon of the garlic and 2 tablespoon of butter for about 2 minutes.

saute the garlic
saute the garlic

Add the flour and Saute about 3 minutes until smooth.

add flour
add flour

Pour the milk into the mixture slowly and stir continuously for about 5 minutes until it is smooth and thickened, then add one cup of cheddar cheese Stir the mixture continuously until the cheese is melted.

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Add the mozzarella cheese too Stir until the cheese is melted.

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Add the macaroni into the  cheese mixture. Stir until well combined.

season with salt and pepper
season with salt and pepper

Place the mixture in a lightly greased baking dish.

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Place  bread crumbs, the rest of garlic, thyme, paprika and melted butter into a bowl.

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Add the rest of the cheddar cheese and stir to combine.

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Sprinkle bread crumbs mixture on top. Place the baking dish in a preheated oven to 350 F for 30 minutes until the topping begins to brown and the pasta bubbling at the edges.

add topping
add topping

Now your delicious macaroni and cheese is ready to enjoy…

baked mac and cheese
baked mac and cheese

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