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Baked Macaroni and Cheese

This Baked Macaroni and Cheese is the perfect side dish, but is so delicious that it can stand alone on it's own! Easy to make and full of cheesy, creamy noodles!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked Macaroni and Cheese
Servings: 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces dried macaroni noodles
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • 2 ½ cups milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 6 slices sharp cheddar cheese about 4 ounces

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter bottoms and sides of a 9x13 or similar sized baking dish.
  • Cook macaroni noodles according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  • In a medium sized sauce pan over medium heat, melt butter. Whisk in flour. Next whisk in milk. Cook until mixture thickens (close to the consistency of glue), about 5 minutes.
  • Place eggs in a small bowl and whisk well. Then, very slowly whisk about ½ cup of the butter & milk mixture into the eggs. Once well mixed, slowly pour the mixture back into the pot while continuously whisking. Stir in shredded cheddar, pepper, seasoned salt, and salt.
  • In a large bowl, stir together noodles and cheese mixture. Pour into prepared baking dish.
  • Cover top of dish with the cheddar slices.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly.