Egg Noodles Mac and Cheese
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Got a leftover bag of egg noodles? Turn it into Egg Noodles Mac and Cheese! You won’t believe how flavorful this dish is, boasting TONS of cheese with every bite! This recipe is the ULTIMATE in comfort food.
Welcome back, friends! My name is Lisa, and for those who don’t know me, I am a regular creative contributor here at Kenarry: Ideas for the Home. Perhaps you may know me from my party and food blog: Sugar Agenda, where I love celebrating even the little things!
When I’m not partying (or posting my party inspo over on Instagram), I am cooking up a storm for my family. Today, I am thrilled to share with you our latest favorite: Egg Noodles Mac and Cheese.
Whenever I’m thinking of a last-minute weeknight dinner, I often turn to casserole dishes. It’s the best way of making good use of whatever ingredients we have lying around. When I browsed my pantry, I noticed we had a spare bag of egg noodles and that’s when I realized I could turn it into a baked mac and cheese!
How to Make Egg Noodles Mac and Cheese
This Egg Noodles Mac and Cheese dish is jam-packed full of flavor! Your friends and family will be blown away with the fact that it’s 100% made from scratch.
What you need:
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These are the ingredients you’ll need. All the exact amounts are in the printable card at the bottom of this post.
- Egg noodles
- Cheddar cheese
Egg Noodles Mac and cheese Tips:
For the roux, add milk very slowly
When you make this recipe, to start the sauce, you’ll be making a roux. A roux is a combination of butter, flour and milk that helps thicken-up sauces. In this case, the roux helps thicken up the cheese sauce for your Egg Noodles Mac and Cheese.
When making a roux, it’s very important that you add the milk very slowly. For this recipe’s sake, you need two cups of whole milk. To add the milk slowly, I added the milk 1/4 cup at a time. I would mix until everything was well-combined, then added my next 1/4 cup. This means, that you’d be adding 1/4 cups of milk eight times.
be sure to make your sauce on medium heat
When it comes to cooking sauces, heat and temperature are essential! When you’re making the cheese sauce to this baked mac and cheese recipe, be sure to keep the temperature at medium.
How to store leftover egg noodles mac and cheese
Storing leftover this dish is very simple! First thing’s first: you’ll want to make sure that the dish is completely cooled before storing for later consumption.
If you choose to refrigerate, add the egg noodle dish into an airtight container. It can be refrigerated for up to 5 days.
For storing in the freezer, add to a freezer-friendly casserole dish (for example, an aluminum one works great) and cover with aluminum foil. Add to a large freezer bag. Freeze for up to 3 months. To reheat, allow it to thaw on the countertop and bake for about 10-15 minutes in a 350 degree oven.
Egg Noodles Mac and Cheese
- 3 cups egg noodles
- ¼ cup butter
- ¼ cup flour
- 2 cups milk
- 3 cups cheddar cheese divided
- 3 tsp paprika
- Salt and pepper to taste
- ½ cup breadcrumbs
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- In a large pot, cook egg noodles according to the package’s instructions. Drain and set aside.
- Next, over medium heat, melt butter in a saucepan and whisk in flour.
- Add milk a little bit at a time (about ¼ cup at a time) and whisk. Keep on adding then whisking, until smooth.
- Add two cups of cheese and mix until completely melted. Season with paprika, salt and pepper.
- Pour cheese mixture over noodles.
- Pour the coated noodles in a casserole dish.
- Top off with remaining cheese and breadcrumbs and bake for about 20-25 minutes.
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