RECIPE: Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Fall and winter are the best times to create this creamy, cheesy side dish. This Baked Macaroni and Cheese recipe is quick and simple, is a great addition to holiday meals, and matches perfectly with a crsip glass of wine.


  • 1 lb macaroni pasta
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 12 oz grated cheddar
  • 4 oz grated mozzarella
  • 4 oz grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp yellow mustard
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs


Boil pasta until al dente. Drain and let cool. Melt butter over medium-low heat. Once melted, add flour and mix into a roux. Cook roux for 2 minutes, constantly adding milk. Once the roux is thick, add the rest of the milk. Add mustard, paprika, and bay leaf. Cook until the white sauce thickens and has an even consistency.

Remove from heat once the mix covers the back of a spoon, add all cheese, and stir until melted. Scramble the egg and add to sauce. Combine pasta and sauce, then transfer into a casserole dish. Add breadcrumbs to the top and bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.

Now, it’s time to enjoy. Find your perfect wine pairing for this feel-good dish today!

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