Baked Macaroni

Do you guys know about the deliciousness that is baked macaroni?! It's seriously my favorite decadent dinner, and if I didn't have to worry about it killing me I would seriously eat it every single day.

2 boxes of noodles (I love to use either elbow or penne)
1.5-2 cups of cheese (I use 1/2 mozzarella and 1/2 cheddar)
3 Tbs butter
3 Tbs flour
6 Tbs milk (maybe more)


red pepper flakes
garlic salt
balsamic vinegar

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Cook your pasta until al dente (it will finish cooking in the oven). While your pasta is cooking put the butter into a medium sized sauce pan and melt. Once melted stir in flour to create a kind of paste. Pour in the milk and the cheese, while continuously stirring. If you are planning on adding any herbs or pepper flakes now is the time to do it. The heated mixture should resemble a thick cheese sauce, you might need to add more milk to get it to this consistency.
Once your noodles are al dente and the cheese sauce is ready, grease an oven safe dish and pour the noodles in. Add cheese sauce on top and mix into pasta with a fork. Cover with tin foil and cook for 25 minutes.
As soon as that buzzer goes off bust that bad boy of the oven and scoop some of that ooey gooey yumminess into the biggest bowl you have and enjoy! And if you are feeling extra adventurous pour on some balsamic vinegar. It's so good. Let me know if you give it a try and what you think!

Have a great Tuesday.

x's and o's


  1. Yuuuuuuuuuuuummmmm I love macaroni and I too could eat it every day if it wasn't so bad for me. :(

  2. Looks delicious, baked macaroni is my absolute fave!

  3. Hey!! I am soooo hungry now! I never though of the balsamic vinegar, I must try that!! Great post hon!! x d

  4. I recently added some Italian style bread crumbs and cheese to the top of mine and broiled. It took it to a whole new level!!

  5. You and me both lady! Ugh it's so goooood!

  6. Mine too! I just wish it wasn't so bad for you though, I would seriously eat it all the time haha!

  7. It seriously takes the macaroni to a whole new level, so good!

  8. Oh my word that sounds amazing! Next batch I make I will have to do that. Thanks for the suggestions!

  9. yum, it makes me hungry :9 hahaha

  10. I've never thought about using balsamic vinegar! I bake my macaroni on occasion but I tend to like it creamier. I honestly don't discriminate when it comes to pasta and cheese though! I'm on a city-wide quest to find the best fettuccine alfredo <3

  11. That looks wonderful Amanda.
    I've never thought of using Balsamic Vinegar either.
    Do you know why it's used? Is it for flavor, tenderness, consistency? xoxoxox


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