Baked macaroni pasta Recipe

Baked macaroni pasta is a classic comfort food dish that combines tender macaroni noodles with a creamy cheese sauce. The pasta is then baked until golden and bubbly, creating a deliciously cheesy and satisfying meal. This dish is perfect for a cozy family dinner or a potluck gathering. Serve it with a side salad or some garlic bread for a complete and hearty meal.

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Ingredients for Baked macaroni pasta Recipe

  • 4 ounce Macaroni Noodles
  • 1 tablespoon Butter
  • 1 tablespoon All Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • As required Salt And Pepper To Taste
  • 1/4 cup Breadcrumbs
  • as required Chopped Parsley For Garnish

Directions: Baked Macaroni Pasta Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C) and grease a baking dish.
  • STEP 2.Cook the macaroni noodles according to package instructions until al dente.
  • STEP 3.In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour to make a roux.
  • STEP 4.Gradually whisk in milk until smooth and thickened. Add shredded cheese and stir until melted.
  • STEP 5.Drain the cooked macaroni and add it to the cheese sauce. Mix well to combine.
  • STEP 6.Transfer the macaroni mixture to the greased baking dish and sprinkle with breadcrumbs.
  • STEP 7.Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the top is golden and the sauce is bubbly.
  • STEP 8.Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.
  • STEP 9.Garnish with chopped parsley, if desired, and serve hot.

Cooking Tips

  • For extra flavor, add cooked bacon, diced tomatoes, or sautéed onions to the macaroni mixture before baking.
  • To make the dish more indulgent, sprinkle some additional shredded cheese on top before baking.
  • If you prefer a crispy breadcrumb topping, mix the breadcrumbs with melted butter before sprinkling them over the macaroni.
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven or microwave before serving.

Storage and Serving

  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • To reheat, place the desired portion in the oven at 350°F (175°C) for about 15-20 minutes, or until heated through.
  • Serve the baked macaroni pasta hot as a main dish or as a side dish with grilled chicken or roasted vegetables.
Nutrition
value
487
calories per serving
30 g Fat18 g Protein33 g Carbs7 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    30g
  • Protein
    18g
  • Carbs
    33g
  • Fiber
    7g

MacroNutrients

  • Carbs
    33g
  • Protein
    18g
  • Fiber
    7g

Fats

  • Fat
    30g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
    476mg
  • Iron
    3mg
  • Vitamin A
    1907mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    1mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
    122mcg
  • Vitamin B12
    0mcg
  • Vitamin C
    65mg
  • Vitamin E
    3mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
    104mg
  • Manganese
    < 1mg
  • Phosphorus
    369mg
  • Selenium
    21mcg
  • Zinc
    2mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp