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Old Bay Mac & Cheese

Old Bay Macaroni & Cheese

Classic two cheese mac & cheese gets a Baltimore twist by adding lots of Old Bay.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American


  • 1 3/4 cup dried elbow macaroni
  • 1 3/4 cup shredded extra sharp cheddar
  • 1/3 cup shredded gouda
  • 1 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Old Bay
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • extra cheese and Old Bay to sprinkle


  • Preheat oven to 400. Grease a 1 1/2 quart baking dish. Set aside.
  • Prepare noodles according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, melt the butter in the pan. Add the flour and Old Bay. Whisk until it forms a paste, about 1 minute. Pour in the milk. Whisk until the mixture is smooth. Add the cheese and whisk until thickened 3-5 minutes. Stir in drained noodles.
  • Pour into baking dish, sprinkle with cheese and Old Bay. Bake 10 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbly.
Keyword macaroni and cheese