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

Nov 9, 2012

Creamy Baked Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

This delicious 3 cheese baked macaroni and cheese is a perfect winter comfort food! Great for Sunday dinner, Thanksgiving, Christmas or any holiday meal! This will cure any soul food craving!

Creamy Baked Macaroni and Cheese



This delicious 3 cheese baked macaroni and cheese is a perfect winter comfort food! Great for Sunday dinner, Thanksgiving, Christmas or any holiday meal! This will cure any soul food craving!


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This delicious 3 cheese baked macaroni and cheese is a perfect winter comfort food! Great for Sunday dinner, Thanksgiving, Christmas or any holiday meal! This will cure any soul food craving!


I just love a good homemade mac and cheese! 

This is classic comfort soul food food, especially when it's served with some fried fish or chicken, greens and cornbread with a few dashes of hot sauce on top. 

I have so many great memories eating meals like that, especially with one of my longtime friends, Shannon. She always made the best soul food meals and I learned so many cooking techniques from her throughout the years.

This mac and cheese is defintely my most favorite! It turns out so creamy and the flavor is absolutely delicious!!

I've tried other cheese combos, but I always seem to come back to this three cheese combo of swiss, sharp cheddar and Velveeta. 

It's always a crowd pleaser and most everyone takes seconds. This pan makes a pretty large batch and can feed alot of people.



This delicious 3 cheese baked macaroni and cheese is a perfect winter comfort food! Great for Sunday dinner, Thanksgiving, Christmas or any holiday meal! This will cure any soul food craving!


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This delicious 3 cheese baked macaroni and cheese is a perfect winter comfort food! Great for Sunday dinner, Thanksgiving, Christmas or any holiday meal! This will cure any soul food craving!



This recipe can be jazzed up in SO many ways!

Instead of cheddar or swiss cheese, you can use pretty much any shredded cheese at the grocery store or in your fridge! I love using pepper jack or mozzarella.


Try adding:


  • chopped ham
  • chopped rotisserie chicken breast
  • crumbled bacon
  • shrimp or lobster
  • chopped fresh herbs 
  • steamed broccoli
  • bread crumbs or crushed garlic butter croutons sprinkled on top
  • pesto


It tastes fabulous any way you decide to make it!



This delicious 3 cheese baked macaroni and cheese is a perfect winter comfort food! Great for Sunday dinner, Thanksgiving, Christmas or any holiday meal! This will cure any soul food craving!


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Creamy Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Yield: 8 servings

ingredients:

  • 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni noodles
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup onion, finely diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 cups milk
  • 8 ounces Velveeta cheese, cut into small cubes
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 cup shredded swiss cheese

instructions:

  1. Cook macaroni to al dente according to package directions. Drain and rinse.
  2. Grease a 9x13 glass baking dish. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  3. In a large pan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add onions, paprika, salt and pepper and saute for 5-7 minutes or until onion is tender. 
  4. Add flour, stir until  combined and cook for about 2-3 minutes. Add milk and heat until sauce begins to thicken, stirring often. 
  5. Stir in the velveeta, 1 cup cheddar and swiss. Remove from heat once cheese is melted. Stir in the cooked macaroni until combined.
  6. Pour into the greased baking dish. 
  7. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup cheddar evenly over the top. Bake for 30 minutes until bubbly and browned.
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This delicious 3 cheese baked macaroni and cheese is a perfect winter comfort food! Great for Sunday dinner, Thanksgiving, Christmas or any holiday meal! This will cure any soul food craving!


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10 comments:

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

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  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.

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  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,
    Leslie

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  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

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  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! :)

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

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

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  7. I'm trying this tonight for dinner! Thanks for sharing.

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