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Macaroni Au Gratin Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Macaroni Au Gratin

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"Yummy homemade mac and cheese!!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    40 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter a 2 quart casserole dish.
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add macaroni and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain. Transfer to prepared casserole dish and lay cheese slices over macaroni. Sprinkle with paprika.
  3. Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add milk and flour, stirring until it thickens. Stir in salt and pepper and pour over macaroni and cheese.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 15, 2003

Good basic macaroni and cheese recipe. Really easy to make. I added a little dry mustard to mine. Also, use a sharp or even extra sharp cheese to get the best flavor.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 24, 2003

I was extremely disappointed in this recipe. I was really looking forward to some good homemade macaroni and cheese. My sons love the boxed stuff and I was trying to coax them away from it with this recipe. I thought I would try layering the noodles and cheese so that there would be cheese throughout not just on top, however, it still didn't solve the problem of bland taste. I'm not sure I would try it again but, if I did, I would try mixing it all together and see if that helps.


52 Ratings

Oct 15, 2003

Just like Grandma used to make, although she used Extra Sharp cheddar and added little cayanne pepper to boot! Make a huge batch, put some in lots of little tin throw away dishes, cook and freeze for later, just like Grandma did!!

Jul 24, 2003

This is the basic recipe that I have used for macaroni and cheese for years. I always add some grated onion, or some onion powder, tsp. or two of prepared mustard and a little worcestershire sauce to give it a little zip. Family loves it and it has got to be better for our health than adding a packet of processed dried cheese.

May 12, 2006

I didn't have enough milk for my regular recipe, so I decided to try this out for lunch. It was very good, my family really enjoyed it. The only change I made was the addition of bread crumbs on top. (family preference) Oh, and I used shredded cheese, and mixed it together. One note, my family loves salt, and we add it to everything. This was salty enough, not even my husband added salt. Just thought I would give a heads up to those that dont like it. Anyways, thank you for sharing, this was delicious!!

Mar 06, 2006

This was great! I was very impressed how good it was. I thought it seemed like a lot of milk but the key is to make sure you stir until thick and the milk just absorbed right into the casserole during baking. I also used shredded cheese rather than sliced b/c that is all I had on hand and it was perfect and easier. I will definitely replace my old mac and cheese recipe with this one.

Sep 05, 2006

I thought this was good, but lacked flavor, if I make it again I will make it with some different cheeses.

Dec 28, 2004

This is a great, simple macaroni and cheese dish! My family loved it. It was not bland, unlike some unsuccessful cooks was easy and delicious.


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  • Calories
  • 576 kcal
  • 29%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 52.7 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 85 mg
  • 28%
  • Fat
  • 28.3 g
  • 44%
  • Fiber
  • 2.6 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 26.7 g
  • 53%
  • Sodium
  • 1026 mg
  • 41%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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