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Baked Mac and Cheese


Baked Mac and Cheese

No-boil mac and cheese recipe with a crunchy parmesan panko topping!
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Keyword: baked macaroni and cheese, baked pasta, healthy macaroni and cheese, mac and cheese, mac and cheese bake, oven baked pasta


  • 16 oz cavatapi pasta or similar shape (uncooked)
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup chicken OR veggie broth
  • 6 cloves grated garlic
  • 2 tsp kosher salt more or less to taste
  • 1 tsp black pepper more or less to taste
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp ground mustard
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 2 cups shredded white cheddar cheese

Panko Parmesan Topping

  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp melted butter


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a baking dish add pasta, milk, broth, garlic, and spices. Cover and bake for 45-50 minutes.
  • Add cheese and butter. Stir until cheese is melted.
  • In a separate bowl add all the ingredients for the topping. Top the macaroni and cheese. Broil for 5-10 minutes or until top is golden brown!


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  1. 5 stars
    DELICIOUS and EASY!! I did add more cheese than it called for because it didn’t seem cheesy enough, but maybe it was just because it hadn’t thickened up yet. Thank you for the great recipe!

  2. 5 stars
    Most importantly, this dish is phenomenal!! So delicious, amazing flavor, and beautiful texture as promised in the video. What’s even more game changing for me is the simplified preparation – everything in one dish – I’m so here for it!! As a mom of two toddlers – every minute and dish saved helps!