Homemade Baked Mac & Cheese
Creamy, cheesy and delicious this Homemade Baked Mac & Cheese is a delicious weeknight dinner recipe that feeds a crowd and is completely addicting.
Servings: 8 people
- 1 lb elbow macaroni
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 4 1/2 cup milk
- 8 oz Colby cheese shredded from block
- 8 oz sharp cheddar cheese shredded from block and divided
- 8 oz mozzarella cheese shredded from block and divided
- Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350.
Cook noodles according to package directions, set aside.
In large pot, melt your butter and then whisk in your flour, pepper, cayenne and paprika.
Slowly whisk in your milk until slightly thickened.
Add in your cheeses one at a time starting with 8 oz shredded Colby, then 4 oz shredded cheddar and lastly 4 oz shredded mozzarella and stir until melted and smooth.
Add in your noodles and stir to coat.
It will be really liquidy, it is supposed to be that way so don't worry about it!
Sprinkle with additional salt and pepper to taste for your liking.
Pour into a 9"x13" baking dish and sprinkle with remaining cheddar and mozzarella cheeses.
Bake in oven for 30-40 minutes until thickened and cheese is melted.
Calories: 736kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 123mg | Sodium: 689mg | Potassium: 401mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1450IU | Calcium: 712mg | Iron: 1.7mg