Baked Bliss Macaroni Recipe

Comfort Food Favorites

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Comfort food just makes sense. After a busy week or when preparing to entertain family and friends, these meals warm us up and bring us together with delicious, nostalgic flavors. From baked potatoes to hearty stews, comfort food never fails.

 

baked bliss macaroni

Baked Bliss Macaroni

Will Shelley
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb. macaroni noodles
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 stick butter
  • ½ cup flour
  • 3 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 Tbsp. ground mustard
  • ¼ tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 splash Louisiana Hot Sauce
  • 1 splash Worcestershire Sauce
  • 3 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • ¼ cup panko bread crumbs
  • Sliced green onion and chopped parsley, for topping

Instructions
 

  • Cook macaroni in salted water. In a saucepan, melt the butter, add the flour, and whisk to make a roux.
  • Cook for about 1-2 minutes, just enough to cook the flour taste out.
  • Over medium heat, add stock, and whisk until thickened. Add dry spices. Then, add milk, hot sauce, and Worcestershire. Turn off the heat.
  • Add in about ¾ of the cheese, and mix cooked macaroni with cheese sauce. Put in a 9x13-inch pan, and add the remaining cheese on top. Sprinkle panko on top.
  • Bake in a hot oven at 425° for 10-15 minutes until the top is golden brown. Top with green onion and parsley.
  • Optional: You can finish baking it under a low broiler to brown it, but be careful not to burn it.
Keyword baked macaroni and cheese, macaroni and cheese

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“My favorite time to make this dish is for my children’s birthdays. We have a tradition that they get to choose what they want to eat for their birthday dinner, and they always choose it as a side. It’s not easy making a dinner that everyone in the family likes, but my mac & cheese recipe is always a winner.”

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