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Oven Baked Macaroni and Cheese

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  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Yield: 4-6 1x


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For the Cheese Sauce

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 4 cups milk
  • 4 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups grated parmesan cheese

For the Macaroni

  • 1 lb large macaroni shells
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs


  1. Preheat oven to 400˚F. Grease a 9X13 casserole dish.
  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the macaroni pasta and cook according the directions on the package to reach al dente. Drain completely and pour into the greased casserole dish. Add 3/4 of the cup of parmesan and 1/4 of the cup of cheddar to the pasta and mix together. Set aside in a warm place.
  3. While water is coming to a boil, begin making the sauce: In a medium sauce pan, melt the butter. Slowly whisk in the flour, making sure there are no lumps.
  4. Pour in the milk 1 cup at a time, whisking continuously until combined. Scald the milk mixture (do not boil!) and remove from heat.
  5. Add in the 4 cups cheddar cheese and 2 cups parmesan cheese and stir until smooth.
  6. Pour the cheese sauce over the macaroni mixture and stir to combine.
  7. Sprinkle the Panko and the rest of the parmesan and cheddar cheese on top of the macaroni and cheese. Top with Panko.
  8. Place on a center rack in the oven and bake for 30 minutes, until sides are bubbling and Panko is golden.
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins