Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Creamy Baked Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Friday, November 9, 2012

Creamy Baked Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

I just love a good homemade mac and cheese! This is classic comfort food, especially when it's served with some fried catfish or chicken, greens and cornbread with a few dashes of hot sauce on top! I have so many great memories eating meals like this. Can we say yum??

This recipe is pretty easy to make. I really love trying new cheese combos when making mac and cheese, but I always go back to this one which includes velveeta, cheddar and swiss. It turns out so creamy and the flavor is delicious!! I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do!

Creamy Baked Macaroni and Cheese (print recipe)

What you need:
2 cups elbow macaroni or other similar sized pasta
5 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup onion, finely diced
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 cup flour
3 cups milk
8 ounces velveeta, cut into small cubes
1 cup shredded cheddar plus 1/2 cup for topping
1 cup shredded swiss
salt and pepper as desired
butter for greasing baking pan

Cook macaroni according to package directions. Rinse and drain.

Grease a 9x13 glass baking dish.

Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add onions, paprika, salt and pepper and saute for 5-7 minutes or until onion is tender. Add flour, stir until it's combined into a paste and cook for about 2-3 minutes. Add milk and heat until sauce begins to thicken, stirring often. Stir in the velveeta, 1 cup cheddar and swiss and remove from heat once cheeses are melted.

Pour macaroni and cheese sauce in the baking dish. Stir to combine. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup cheddar evenly over the top. Bake for 30 minutes or until top starts browning.

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On the blog... one year ago:
Moscato d'Asti with Strawberries

This recipe was shared at:
Recipe Round Up at Gooseberry Patch
Mix it Up Monday at Flour Me with Love
Thanksgiving Blog Hop at Katherine Martinelli
Weekend Potluck at The Country Cook
Creative Thursday at Michelle's Tasty Creations
Thursdays Treasures at Recipes for my Boys!
Full Plate Thursday at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Tasty Thursdays at Mandatory Mooch
Wonderful Food Wednesday at At Home Take 2
Work it Wednesday at High Heels and Grills
Whimsy Wednesday at Smart School House
All My Bloggy Friends at Love Bakes Good Cakes


  1. Love it! All american meal you cant go wrong with this :)

  2. Hi there. The current Food on Friday is all about pasta and noodles! So it would be great if you linked this in. This is the link . Have a good week.

  3. This recipe looks delicious! I'm making baked mac and cheese for our family Thanksgiving, and this recipe is making me so hungry for it!!
    Blessings and Happy Thanksgiving,

  4. Wishing you and your family a very Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you soon!
    Miz Helen

  5. This is very similar to our mac and cheese! My 16 year old could live on mac and cheese alone! lol. Thanks for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends. I'm looking forward to seeing what you share this week! :)

  6. I agree there is something about velveeta in Mac & Cheese. Love the addition of swiss, too. Thanks for sharing on Thursdays Treasures

    1. Adding swiss to Mac & Cheese adds a great flavor! Thanks so much for hosting!


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