Ultimate Macaroni & Cheese

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  • 16 ounces elbow macaroni
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 6 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons McCormick Mustard, Ground
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons mccormick black pepper, coarse ground
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups milk
  • 6 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups panko bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Paprika
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    1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Cook macaroni in large saucepan as directed on package for al dente pasta. Rinse under cold water; drain well.
    2. Melt butter in same saucepan on medium heat. Sprinkle with flour and seasonings. Cook and stir 2 minutes or until well blended. Gradually stir in milk until smooth. Stirring constantly, cook 3 minutes or until sauce starts to thicken. Stir in cheese until melted and smooth. Remove from heat. Add macaroni; toss gently to coat. Pour into greased 13x9-inch baking dish. Mix panko and paprika; sprinkle evenly over top.
    3. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown on top. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
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    David B. 7 days ago
    it was great! made it for my grandkids, since i dont like mac and cheese, and i ended up eating a coupĺe of servings. i added mascarpone and parmesan cheese.
    family did not like it at all
    Kelsey O'Toole 8 days ago
    Great cheese sauce and seasoning!
    Breanna Goodwin 15 days ago
    I halved the recipe. Definitely use less ground mustard. i was still 1/4 short and thats all i taste lol Not the recipe for me.
    Awesome meal - easy to make - would use a little less ground mustard and more cheese, but still delicious!
    Anderson 23 days ago
    Fantastic! Perfect mac’ n cheese recipe. I made homemade bread crumbs instead of panko and it turned out great
    Brooks a month ago
    Husband and granddaughters loved it. Definitely makong again!
    deb o a month ago
    Great! Everyone asked for the recipe 😁
    Myra P. 2 months ago
    Loved it, my first time making homemade mac and cheese, came out delicious the only thing I messed up was I didnt read the part about mixing the paprika and breadcrumbs together before spreading it on top but it still looked and tasted really good! I only used 1 cup of Panko and mixed in the sauce some Mexican taco cheese cause I didn't have enough cheddar.
    Soe 2 months ago
    Made this with my sister. It was so much fun and not to hard to make. We’re making it again right now!
    Marla M. 2 months ago
    Made this a gluten free side with garbanzo pasta. Added a shake of cayenne as I usually do with most cheese dishes.
    MAD JACK G. 2 months ago
    looks great, my Father brought home cheese ends, I used them. post taste later, looks awesome. J
    James Small 3 months ago
    Awesome recipe. I added a little more milk the second time making this because everything was soaked up during baking and it ended up a little stiff.
    Dakota Ellison 3 months ago
    Amazing big hit no modifications i would it again
    Bryce Ellison 3 months ago
    made this dish to along side some bbq baby back pork ribs came out great and compliments the ribs well
    William Rodriguez 3 months ago
    I added BBQ chicken to the mix and dressed the top with BBQ. The lady loved it
    Matt S. 4 months ago
    It was great and the kids loved it. Added a splash of hot sauce.
    Lindsay 4 months ago
    added various cheeses, turned out great
    Marla M. 6 months ago
    Used garbanzo pasta and potatoe flour to thicken. Made 1/2 the recipe, yes it was bland. One shake of cayenne and a little more salt to taste and that added some punch.
    White 7 months ago
    The cheese sauce was bland so we added Louisiana hot sauce and it came out great!!
    Ray D. 8 months ago
    Would make again. Delish
    Amy T. 9 months ago
    The recipe is a little bland for my liking, but it is a wonderful dish in a pinch that my family enjoyed. I didn't have enough cheese at the time but that hardly affected it at all. Panko was also lacking in my kitchen but toasting some bread and crushing it over the mac as a topping worked just as well. I also tossed in some real bacon bits for a little extra.
    Jane P. 9 months ago
    Excellent! Will make again.
    Powell 10 months ago
    PERFECTION!! The fam loved it!
    Bill lutterbaugh 10 months ago
    5 stars kids love it
    Sarah D. 10 months ago
    Great recipe aside from too much mustard, needs to be cut down by half or more.
    Waylen 10 months ago
    as most people, I added my own little style to it.... added bacon, and replaced half a cup shredded cheese with 4 oz philly cream cheese, and only used about 3/4 cup bread crumbs.
    Andrew Maffesoli a year ago
    Easy to make and tasty. A good basic mac and cheese. It calls for a lot of Panko. I like breadcrumbs, but it's a lot even for me. You could easily cut it down by half to about 3/4 cup.
    christy s. a year ago
    i used 4 cheeses, easy to make and delicious
    lauri r. a year ago
    Yummy!! I added some spice to this recipe by using both cheddar and pepper jack cheese.