Easy Baked Mac and Cheese

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This Mac and Cheese recipe is super easy and delicious! You only need a few simple ingredients, and the result is a creamy and cheesy dish that everyone will love. Let’s get started with the ingredients:

Easy Baked Mac and Cheese

Course Main Course


  • 2 cups of elbow pasta uncooked
  • 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups of shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup of shredded white cheddar
  • 2 cups of milk divided
  • 2 cloves of grated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of salt adjust to taste
  • 1 teaspoon of pepper adjust to taste
  • 2 teaspoons of smoked paprika or sweet paprika
  • 2 teaspoons of oregano
  • 4 ounces of cream cheese cubed


  • Cook the elbow pasta until it’s a little under al-dente, about 4-5 minutes.
  • In a 12×8 baking dish, combine the cooked pasta, 1 1/2 cups of milk, grated garlic, salt, pepper, smoked paprika, and oregano. Stir everything together until well mixed.
  • Top the mixture with the shredded sharp cheddar cheese, shredded white cheddar, butter, and cubed cream cheese.
  • Cover the baking dish and bake at 375 degrees F for 15-20 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • Once baked, stir the Mac and Cheese well. Heat the remaining milk and gradually stir it into the pasta until you reach your desired creamy consistency.

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