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Layered Macaroni and Cheese

(7 Votes)
Updated May 17, 2018
SERVES
4
COOK TIME
45 Min

"Ooey," "gooey," "melty," and "yummy" are a few of the words you'll think of when you taste Layered Macaroni and Cheese, an extra-creamy version of everyone's favorite macaroni and cheese recipe.

What You'll Need

  • 1/2 pound elbow macaroni, cooked
  • 4 cups (16 ounces) shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 2-quart baking dish with cooking spray.
     
  2. Layer 1/3 of the macaroni in baking dish. Sprinkle with 1-1/2 cups cheese. Repeat layers; top with remaining macaroni. Reserve remaining 1 cup cheese.
     
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, salt, and pepper until blended; pour over macaroni.
     
  4. Cover and bake 45 minutes, or until heated through. Uncover and sprinkle with remaining cheese and the paprika. Cover and let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 4

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 627
  • Calories from Fat 380
  • Total Fat 42g 65 %
  • Saturated Fat 26g 129 %
  • Trans Fat 0.1g 0 %
  • Protein 38g 75 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 219mg 73 %
  • Sodium 1,217mg 51 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 24g 8 %
  • Dietary Fiber 1.1g 4 %
  • Sugars 5.6g 0 %
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I recently started layering ingredients instead of mixing them all up in a casserole and I find that I like the way it turns out better. And also many times you don't need to boil the pasta first if there's enough sauce in the casserole. I find the large rigatoni works real well. It cooks up well without boiling first and it holds its shape well.

It's great with or without tuna. When I make it with tuna, I also add frozen peas - makes a really good supper casserole.

I like the idea of adding flaked tuna gonna try it both ways I made a recipe like this with sliced cheese between the layers of pasta. but had forgotten the recipe so glad to see this one

This is similar to my mama's recipe. We call it Baked Macaroni. So good!

Sounds delicious! Imma try it right now!!

I've made somethimg very similar. I add layers of flaked tuna, in with the cheese.

Hot tuna. Yuck!!

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