Deliciously Cheesy Baked Macaroni and Cheese Recipe
Posted September 16, 2023 by: Admin
Indulge in the ultimate Baked Macaroni and Cheese, brimming with a blend of two delectable cheeses and baked to perfection. Discover how simple it is to create this mouthwatering weekday meal that will leave your entire family craving for more.
Say Goodbye to Boxed Mac and Cheese
I Resisted the New Year’s Resolution Craze
I actually whipped up this Baked Macaroni and Cheese recipe way back in January, when everyone was on a health kick, vowing to eat clean. Meanwhile, I was busy preparing this heart-attack-inducing macaroni and cheese recipe. Oops! So, I decided to wait until most folks gave up on their resolutions. Hello, February, when gym attendance dwindles (including mine), and it’s the perfect time to whip up this cheesy casserole, a.k.a., Mac and Cheese.
Essential Ingredients for Baked Macaroni and Cheese
Here’s what you need:
- Elbow macaroni
- Evaporated milk
- Garlic salt
- Cheddar cheese
- Mozzarella cheese
Cheese: The Way to the Heart
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, it’s time to plan a special meal for your significant other. Here’s a tip: the path to anyone’s heart is paved with cheese, and that certainly holds true for me. While my fridge typically boasts at least five types of cheeses, after a long holiday, I only had cheddar and mozzarella on hand. Making a quick and easy mac and cheese? Go all out with the cheese you have!
A Decadent Treat Best Reserved for Special Occasions
As much as I still daydream about the deliciousness of this Baked Macaroni and Cheese, it’s not a recipe I whip up frequently. Let’s break it down mathematically: Cheese > Pasta. It’s not a bad thing for mac and cheese, but perhaps not ideal for an everyday meal. Plus, have you glanced at the ingredients list? This is unquestionably a dish for special occasions.
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 25 mins
- Total Time: 35 mins
- Servings: 8
- 3 cups dry elbow macaroni
- 4 Tbsp salted butter
- 2 (370 mL/12 oz) cans evaporated milk
- 1/3 cup milk of choice
- 2 large eggs
- 1/4 tsp garlic salt
- 4 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
- 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 1 tsp paprika
- Begin by bringing a large pot of water to a boil. Add salt and macaroni, cooking until al dente. Drain and return to the pot, then stir in the butter until melted. Set aside.
- In a spacious bowl, thoroughly combine the evaporated milk, milk, eggs, and garlic salt. In a separate bowl, mix together the cheeses.
- Preheat the oven to 375°F and lightly grease a 9×13 inch baking pan.
- Layer 1/3 of the macaroni, followed by 1/3 of the cheese. Repeat with the remaining macaroni and cheese mixture. Pour the milk mixture over the top and evenly sprinkle paprika.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes. Enjoy!