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Easy Baked Macaroni and Cheese

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I make this Baked Macaroni and Cheese using my Cheese Soup Recipe. These are two fairly easy recipes, and it will be a big hit at dinner!

This is a great recipe to take to get togethers, if we can even legally do that anymore! I usually take this to parties, or holiday dinners. It’s a super simple recipe that everyone loves.

I also like to make deviled eggs. That’s another food item that seems to disappear at parties! Both of these recipes are usually a big hit at my Thanksgiving dinners or Christmas dinners.

Why Make Cheese Soup When You Can Buy It?

Once you learn how to make your own cheese soup, you’ll want to add it to just about everything! It’s great for broccoli and cheese, nachos, tacos and so much more!

You can buy cheese soup, but honestly it’s not the same! In addition canned cheese soup has a whole bunch of ingredients that your homemade soup won’t have in it. Additionally, the homemade version just tastes better!

Baked Macaroni And Cheese Recipe

Baked macaroni and cheese recipe displayed in a casserole dish

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

A baked macaroni and cheese casserole recipe perfect for holiday dinners!

Ingredients

Cheese Soup Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 lb. cheddar, shredded

Macaroni and Cheese Ingredients

  • 1 lb. Macaroni, drained
  • 1 stick Butter, melted
  • 1 Cheese Soup
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper *optional
  • 1/3 cup Breadcrumbs

Instructions

These instructions are only for macaroni and cheese. Follow the instructions on the cheese soup page to make that first!

  1. Cook pasta according to the directions.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°.
  3. Prepare the breadcrumbs by mixing them with the butter.
  4.  Mix the cheese soup and the macaroni together.
  5. Add half of the bread crumbs to the macaroni mixture.
  6. If you are adding pepper do it now and mix well!
  7. Now, sprinkle the leftover breadcrumbs on top of everything.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 786Total Fat 54gSaturated Fat 32gTrans Fat 2gUnsaturated Fat 17gCholesterol 156mgSodium 1416mgCarbohydrates 45gFiber 2gSugar 2gProtein 30g

For the most accurate nutritional information, you should calculate the nutritional value of each ingredient yourself. These calculations are provided by a third party and are not expected to be exact. You are solely responsible for ensuring the nutritional information you use is accurate.

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The best way to get the burnt cheese effect is to turn the broiler on for the last five minutes of cooking.

The broiler works fast, so stay close and watch the casserole very carefully! It should only take about 1-3 minutes to brown the cheese.

Make Ahead Instructions

If you want to prepare this dish ahead of time, do all of the steps except for baking. Allow the dish to cool for a little while. Then, cover your casserole and place it in the fridge.

Then, when you’re ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350ºF. Bake the casserole for 40 minutes or until it reaches at least 165ºF and the breadcrumbs are slightly browned.

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19 thoughts on “Easy Baked Macaroni and Cheese”

    1. Homestead Wishing

      Oh I totally, understand that. Most recipes I have to adapt to my families liking. We like flavor too! 🙂

  1. I never thought of putting breadcrumbs, I’ll try that the next time I cook mac and cheese. This dish is a staple!

  2. I was thinking of putting some mushrooms with that – that’s just me. I like to put mushrooms on anything. Lol. That mac & cheese dish looks good though. It’s one of my favorite dishes because it’s easy to prepare and it’s always a huge hit at home.

    Hope the thunderstorm’s stopped by this time. Stay safe.

  3. Yum I love macaroni and cheese. I would eat it all the time when I was pregnant. It’s one of those comfort foods that can never turn out bad. Now, if only you could cut out all the calories 😉

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