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Creamy Baked Macaroni and Cheese

This Creamy Baked Macaroni and Cheese recipe is the only baked macaroni cheese recipe you will need. It's the combination of different cheeses that makes this a crowd favorite. 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword creamy baked macaroni and cheese
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8
Author Tanya

Ingredients

  • 1 lb elbow macaroni
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • 8 oz mild cheddar cheese
  • 8 oz sharp cheddar cheese
  • 8 oz monterey jack cheese
  • 8 oz Muenster cheese
  • 8 oz velveeta cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 tsp creole seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 3 Tbs butter

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    Prepare macaroni following instructions on the box. (Add 1 Tbsp oil and 1 tsp salt to 4 cups water and bring to boil. Cook to al dente.). Drain and Set aside.
    Meanwhile, shred mild cheddar, sharp cheddar, monterery jack, and Muenster cheese. Mix shredded cheese in bowl and remove 1 cup of cheese and set aside. Cut Velveeta cheese into small pieces and mix with the other cheese.
    Cut butter into small pieces (leaving one small piece to the side) and add to hot drained noodles and stir.
    Coat a 3qt glass casserole dish with a small piece of butter and set aside.
    Add eggs and cream to a cup and stir. Add to hot butter macaroni and stir. Add cheese, creole seasoning, salt and stir to combine.
    Pour mixture into casserole dish and spread out.
    Melt 3 TBsp butter and stir in 1 cup panko breadcrumbs. Add 1 cup of cheese and stir. Sprinkle over the top of the macaroni.
    Bake in preheated oven for 35-40 minutes, until bubbly.
    Remove from oven and allow to cool. Enjoy 

Notes

Suggested Tools for Creamy Baked Macaroni and Cheese

3 Qt Glass Baking Dish