Baked Macaroni and Cheddar

Recipe by Chocolatl
READY IN: 1hr
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Bring water to a boil; cook macaroni to al dente stage according to package directions.
  • Drain well.
  • Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat.
  • Whisk in flour and cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes.
  • Whisk in milk and continue cooking, stirring constantly, until sauce thickens, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in salt, pepper and paprika and remove from heat.
  • Stir in 1/4 cup of the cheese.
  • Spread half the macaroni over the bottom of a lightly greased 1 quart baking dish.
  • Spread half the remaining cheese over the macaroni.
  • Top with remaining macaroni.
  • Pour sauce over the macaroni.
  • Top with the remaining cheese.
  • Bake until bubbly and lightly browned, about 20 minutes.
  • Let rest 5 minutes before serving.
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