MACARONI AND CHEESE CASSEROLE

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This delicious macaroni and cheese casserole is always a hit!

Macaroni and Cheese Casserole - The Southern Lady Cooks

This wonderful macaroni and cheese casserole is a great twist on a classic! The topping on this dish takes this one to the next level. My family just loved this dish and it’s a wonderful addition to any meal. Perfect for any holiday gathering. Never any left when I add this one to the menu.

Macaroni and Cheese Casserole

1 16 ounce box of elbow macaroni

1/2 cup of butter or 1 stick

2 cups of milk

1/2 cup of all purpose flour

1 cup of shredded Colby/monteray jack cheese

1 cup of shredded cheddar

1/2 teaspoon of black pepper

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon of smoked paprika

2 cups of crushed Cheez-It crackers

Cook pasta according to directions on the box (I cook mine 8 minutes) and then drain. Melt the butter in a skillet, whisk in flour and cook approximately 1 minute. Increase heat to medium and add milk to flour mixture. Cook approximately 5 minutes, until thick and starts to bubble. Stir in cheese until melted. Add pasta and all seasonings and spoon in to a 9X13 or 3 quart casserole dish .  Add crushed crackers (and more shredded cheese if you like) to the top and bake on 375 for 20-25 minutes. I like to stir it all up once it’s done so that the crackers are throughout the casserole. Serves 8.

Macaroni and Cheese Casserole - The Southern Lady Cooks

Macaroni and Cheese Casserole

Great twist on a classic!

Servings: 8 servings

Author: The Southern Lady Cooks

  • 1 16 ounce box of elbow macaroni
  • 1/2 cup of butter or 1 stick
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 1/2 cup of all purpose flour
  • 1 cup of shredded Colby/monteray jack cheese
  • 1 cup of shredded cheddar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • 2 cups of crushed Cheez-It crackers
  • Cook pasta according to directions on the box (I cook mine 8 minutes) and then drain. Melt the butter in a skillet, whisk in flour and cook approximately 1 minute. Increase heat to medium and add milk to flour mixture. Cook approximately 5 minutes, until thick and starts to bubble.

  • Stir in cheese until melted. Add pasta and all seasonings and spoon in to a 9X13 or 3 quart casserole dish. Add crushed crackers (and more shredded cheese if you like) to the top and bake on 375 for 20-25 minutes. I like to stir it all up once it's done so that the crackers are throughout the casserole. Serves 8.

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