Good Old Fashion Mac and Cheese

This classic mac and cheese recipe is a comforting and indulgent dish that never fails to bring joy to the table. With its creamy, cheesy goodness and a hint of garlic, it’s a timeless favorite that’s perfect for any occasion.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

This mac and cheese recipe is incredibly easy to make and delivers a rich, creamy texture with a perfect balance of flavors. The combination of cheddar and mozzarella cheeses, along with the added touch of paprika, creates a dish that’s both familiar and exciting. Whether you’re looking for a quick weeknight meal or a dish to impress at a gathering, this mac and cheese is sure to satisfy.


  • 3 cups dry elbow macaroni
  • 4 Tbsp salted butter
  • 2 (370 mL/12 oz) cans evaporated milk
  • 1/3 cup milk of choice
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 tsp garlic salt
  • 4 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 tsp paprika


  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add salt and macaroni, and cook until al dente.
  • Drain and return to the pot.
  • Add in the butter and stir until the butter is melted. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the evaporated milk, milk, eggs, and garlic salt until fully combined.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the cheeses.
  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Lightly spray a 9×13 inch baking pan.
  • Layer 1/3 of the macaroni, then 1/3 of the cheese.
  • Repeat with the remaining macaroni and cheese mixture.
  • Pour the milk mixture over top. Sprinkle the paprika evenly on top.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 25-30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40-45 minutes
  • Kcal: Approximately 400 kcal per serving
  • Servings: 8
  • Storage
    Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven or microwave until heated through.

Recipe Tips

For added flavor, consider incorporating different types of cheese, such as Gruyère or fontina, to create your own unique blend. Additionally, topping the mac and cheese with breadcrumbs before baking can add a delightful crunch to the dish.

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