Baked Macaroni and Cheese!

Baked Macaroni and Cheese! This is a great recipe for anyone who wants to spend a little more time and work on the details. It’s well worth it. This tastes great!


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Ingredient Checklist

Time Details

    PREP : 15 mins

    COOK : 50 mins

    TOTAL : 1 hr 5 mins

    SERVING : 8

    YIELD : 8 servings

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, 8 minutes. Drain.

  • Melt 3 tablespoons butter in a pot over medium heat. Whisk flour and mustard powder into melted butter until smooth, about 5 minutes. Mix milk, onion, paprika, and bay leaf into flour mixture; bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium, and simmer until sauce is thickened, about 10 minutes. Remove bay leaf from sauce.

  • Beat about 2 tablespoons sauce and egg together in a bowl to temper egg. Pour egg mixture into sauce and stir gently. Mix 3/4 of the Cheddar cheese into the sauce until melted and smooth, 2 to 3 minutes; season with salt and pepper. Fold macaroni into cheese sauce and pour into a 2-quart casserole dish. Sprinkle remaining cheese over macaroni mixture.

  • Stir panko bread crumbs and 3 tablespoons melted butter together in a bowl; sprinkle over cheese layer.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is melted and topping is lightly browned, about 30 minutes.

Per Serving: 464 calories; protein 20.4g; carbohydrates 39g; fat 26.5g; cholesterol 98.1mg; sodium 680mg.