What is a good recipe for baked macaroni casserole?


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A good recipe for baked macaroni casserole is the Food Network's baked macaroni and cheese. Other good recipes are classic baked macaroni and cheese from Southern Living and another recipe from the Cooking Channel.

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What is a good recipe for baked macaroni casserole?
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To make baked macaroni casserole, start by cooking 1/2 pound of elbow macaroni in salted water until al dente, and drain. In another pot, melt 3 tablespoons butter before mixing in 3 tablespoons flour and 1 tablespoon powdered mustard for five minutes. Stirring continuously, add 3 cups milk, 1/2 cup diced yellow onion, 1/2 teaspoon paprika and 1 bay leaf. After 10 minutes, temper in the egg, and add 9 ounces shredded sharp cheddar cheese.

Add the macaroni to the mixture, and pour in a casserole dish. Sprinkle with 3 ounces shredded sharp cheddar cheese and 1 cup panko bread crumbs tossed with 3 tablespoons melted butter. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes.

Make classic baked macaroni and cheese by whisking 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour into 2 tablespoons melted butter and cooking in a skillet over medium-low heat for one minute. Add 2 cups warm milk, and stir until the mixture thickens before adding 1 cup shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese and 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper. Mix in 8 ounces cooked elbow macaroni, and pour into a baking dish. Top with more shredded cheese, and bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes.

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