Baked Mac and Cheese

Alton Brown's famous baked Macaroni and cheese

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Ryan GoodwinPublished on 80 days ago

I like the flavor. The onion is nice. This is a good recipe for baked Mac, but I prefer my super awesome Mac and cheese.

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What you will need

6 cups bechamel

1 lb macaroni

1 yellow onion

olive oil as needed

8 oz. Grated chedddar

2 eggs

Salt and Pepper as needed

How to cook


Make a bechamel

You need a bechamel of about 6 cups milk. Double the recipe below.


Cook pasta

Cook macaroni to al dente in salted water at a vigorous boil.


Dice onion

Cut up your onion in a small dice.


Sautée onion

Cook the onion down in olive oil over medium low heat.


Add bechamel

When the onion is tender, pour in your bechamel.


Stir in grated cheese

Grate the cheese. Remove the bechamel from heat and fold the cheese into the sauce.


Fold in beaten egg

When the sauce has cooled a bit, whip up an egg and fold it in. If the sauce is too hot, the egg will cook.


Stir in macaroni

Dump the cooked and strained macaroni into the sauce.



Season with salt and pepper.


Grease dish

Rub some butter into your baking dish.


Spread in baking dish

Spread the cheesey mac in the baking dish. Add a sprinkle of breadcrumbs if you like. I'm not a huge fan of this step. Bake at 375F for about 45 minutes. Go to town! This stuff is delicious!


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