Golden Brown Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Jessica Published April 15, 2020

This perfectly baked macaroni and cheese is sure to become a family favorite.

How To Make Golden Brown Macaroni and Cheese

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37 mins


  • 6 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 4 tbsp butter or margarine
  • 2 1/2 cups grated mild cheddar cheese divided
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • paprika for garnishing


  • Preheat your oven to a temp. of 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Then grease an 8-inch square baking pan. 
  • In a 6-quart pot, bring all 6 cups of water mixed with 1/2 tsp. of salt to a boil. Add in the macaroni and cook for 7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Afterward, drain the water. 
  • Return the macaroni into the pot and stir it in with the butter or margarine until melted. Then add 2 cups of the cheddar cheese, setting aside the remaining amount.
  • In a medium bowl, beat all the eggs then add in the milk to make a milk mixture. Add the milk mixture with the macaroni in the pot and stir until they are well-combined. 
  • Spoon the macaroni into the prepared baking pan. Then sprinkle the top with the remaining cheddar cheese and dust the macaroni with paprika afterward. 
  • Bake the macaroni uncovered for 30 minutes or until the cheese has melted and the casserole is warm throughout.
  • You now have a delectable meal of golden brown macaroni and cheese. Bon apetit!

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 100kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 170mg | Sodium: 706mg | Potassium: 141mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 336IU | Calcium: 115mg | Iron: 1mg


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