This is a great recipe for anyone who wants to spend a little more time and work on the details. It's well worth it. This tastes great!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
50 mins
total:
1 hr 5 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Topping:

Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook elbow macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, 8 minutes. Drain.

  • Melt 3 tablespoons butter in a pot over medium heat. Whisk flour and mustard powder into melted butter until smooth, about 5 minutes. Mix milk, onion, paprika, and bay leaf into flour mixture; bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium, and simmer until sauce is thickened, about 10 minutes. Remove bay leaf from sauce.

  • Beat about 2 tablespoons sauce and egg together in a bowl to temper egg. Pour egg mixture into sauce and stir gently. Mix 3/4 of the Cheddar cheese into the sauce until melted and smooth, 2 to 3 minutes; season with salt and pepper. Fold macaroni into cheese sauce and pour into a 2-quart casserole dish. Sprinkle remaining cheese over macaroni mixture.

  • Stir panko bread crumbs and 3 tablespoons melted butter together in a bowl; sprinkle over cheese layer.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is melted and topping is lightly browned, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

464 calories; protein 20.4g; carbohydrates 39g; fat 26.5g; cholesterol 98.1mg; sodium 680mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2017
My family loved this dish! My hubby came back for thirds! The only thing I added was minced garlic. I added this and the onion to the butter and cooked it for a few minutes before proceeding with the recipe. Also, I used buttered croutons as the topping. I, myself, like a lot of savor. So I added salt and pepper after serving. I will be making this again! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
10/22/2014
'Really don't like leaving a less-than-good review - especially with it being the first one. It's probably something I did, but it wasn't good. It looked good, but that's where it ended. The bay leaf was some of my dislike, for sure. Read More
(6)
29 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2017
My family loved this dish! My hubby came back for thirds! The only thing I added was minced garlic. I added this and the onion to the butter and cooked it for a few minutes before proceeding with the recipe. Also, I used buttered croutons as the topping. I, myself, like a lot of savor. So I added salt and pepper after serving. I will be making this again! Read More
(7)
Rating: 2 stars
10/22/2014
'Really don't like leaving a less-than-good review - especially with it being the first one. It's probably something I did, but it wasn't good. It looked good, but that's where it ended. The bay leaf was some of my dislike, for sure. Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
10/24/2014
Recipe Group: Very good recipe! I used sweet onion--the only real change I made to the recipe was the cheese; I didn't have all the cheddar called for so I added a mix of different cheeses to make up the difference. Makes great leftovers too :) thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/26/2014
Recipe Group Selection: 18 October 2014 I halved the recipe and baked this in a toaster oven. We liked it but I think it would have been a little more creamy if the egg would have been left out. I feel it made the mixture 'set' making it a stiffer texture. Served this with 'Turkey Tenderloins' from AR and steamed broccoli. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2020
I made this for a special holiday side dish and everyone loved it. I made it exactly as instructed with the exception of I doubled the recipe and I sauteed the onions to translucent and added the paprika to them in the saute pan before putting them into the macaroni mixture. I recommend this recipe, it is marvelous, my husband is begging me to make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2020
Could be a tad bit more flavorful. Try adding garlic next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/29/2020
I made this and the whole family loved it had no left overs it was amazing Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/16/2016
Weekly go to meal for our family. I make it in individual ramekins so nobody complains about not getting their fair share. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/22/2014
I thought this was pretty good! I used Tillamook cheddar and it was really good! Served with chicken wings. Recipe group recipe 10/19/2014 Read More
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