24 February, 2009

Oven Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Oven Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Recipe from Alton Brown of Food Network (doubled and slightly amended)


  • 1 pound elbow macaroni
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 6 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoon powdered mustard
  • 6 cups milk
  • 1 cup yellow onion, finely diced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 large egg
  • 10 ounces shredded mozzarella
  • 10 ounces cheddar
  • 2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • black pepper


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large pot of boiling, salted water cook the pasta to al dente.

While the pasta is cooking, in a separate pot, melt the butter. Whisk in the flour and mustard and keep it moving for about five minutes. Make sure it's free of lumps. Stir in the milk, onion, bay leaf, and paprika. Simmer for ten minutes and remove the bay leaf.

Temper in the egg. Stir in 3/4 of the cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Fold the macaroni into the mix and pour into a 9 by 13 casserole dish. Top with remaining cheese.

Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and rest for five minutes before serving.

Remember to save leftovers for fried Macaroni and Cheese.


Trish said...

YUM!!! Scott would love this recipe so I'm definitely going to star it. Thanks for sharing, Bethany.

Ellyn Canfield said...

No way! i was just looking for a baked mac and cheese recipe! And i love Alton Brown... I am on a Food Network kick.

Where do you get powdered mustard?

Angel said...

I LOVE homemade mac and cheese! You make great food.