Baked Macaroni and Cheese
- 10 minutes Prep | 30 minutes Cooking
1. Combine all ingredients and spoon into a baking dish.
2. Bake at 325°F for 30 minutes.
From kitchen tables to five-star restaurants, macaroni and cheese is a staple for home cooks and chefs alike. From a creamy stovetop macaroni and cheese to a baked macaroni with a caramelized top crust, the versatility and simplicity of this cheesy dish makes it a go-to recipe for seasoned chefs as well as beginners who are just starting to learn the ropes in the kitchen. While family recipes vary from household to household, the best mac and cheese is made with tons of gooey melted cheese and a dollop of tangy, creamy Duke’s Mayonnaise.
With only four ingredients, Duke’s Baked Macaroni and Cheese is a basic recipe that’s delicious on its own or with additional ingredients like pimentos or a breadcrumb topping. The sharp cheddar cheese balances the rich sour cream and slightly tangy Duke’s Mayonnaise for a dish that’s creamy and full of flavor. Gently mix the cheese, sour cream and mayonnaise with tender elbow macaroni and bake for 30 minutes for a mouthwateringly cheesy dish that will please even the toughest critics. Add a few minutes under the broiler for a golden-brown caramelized crust that will have everyone going back for seconds (or thirds).
Once you have mastered basic mac and cheese, build on it by adding your own signature ingredient. For meat lovers, topping your macaroni and cheese with bacon adds a satisfying crunch. Try Duke’s Baked Macaroni and Cheese with Panko Crust recipe if you’re looking for a crispier layer on top. Not a bacon fan? Spice it up using seasonings like Italian herb blends, garlic, or paprika to add color and flavor that enhance this savory, cheesy dish.
Whether you love the classic recipe or the dish with a twist, it’s no wonder why mac and cheese has been a consistent favorite in homes and restaurants everywhere.