Bake-and-Slice Macaroni and Cheese — Meatless Monday

Make this four-cheese mac and cheese for a family-pleasing dinner.
Related To:

Photo by: Ryan Liebe ©Ryan Liebe—2016

Ryan Liebe, Ryan Liebe—2016

The unofficial end of summer means that autumn has nearly arrived, and with it the return of hearty, baked pasta dishes. And we couldn’t be happier about that.

A gooey, crowd-pleasing favorite, this Bake-and-Slice Macaroni and Cheese (pictured above) gets its craveable cheesiness from a blend of four cheeses — cheddar, Muenster, provolone and mozzarella. There's a little paprika to add a welcome smoky bite to the indulgent sauce, which is made with half-and-half to amp up the creaminess. After coating all the elbow noodles with the sauce and cheese, cover the dish with one last helping of cheddar before baking. It's important to let the casserole rest for a half hour before serving; this will ensure that it's easy to slice.

Get the recipe: Bake-and-Slice Macaroni and Cheese from Food Network Magazine

Meatless Monday, an international movement, encourages people everywhere to cut meat one day a week for personal and planetary health. Browse more Meatless Monday recipes.

Keep Reading

Next Up

Spicy Macaroni and Cheese — Meatless Monday

Upgrade your mac-and-cheese game with one key ingredient: cayenne pepper.

Macaroni and Cheddar Cheese — Meatless Monday

For this Meatless Monday, delight in Food Network's Macaroni and Cheddar Cheese from Rachael Ray.

Spinach and Artichoke Macaroni and Cheese — Meatless Monday

Cozy up to winter comfort food without the calories using Food Network Kitchen's surprisingly healthy recipe for macaroni and cheese.

Creamy Jalapeno Popper Macaroni and Cheese — Meatless Monday

Two comfort foods collide in the ultimate mash-up for over-the-top flavor.

Mini Mac and 'Shrooms — Meatless Monday

Upgrade your macaroni-and-cheese game by adding hearty, earthy mushrooms with the help of Food Network Magazine's easy recipe.

Mac and Cheese — Meatless Monday

The ultimate family-friendly feast, macaroni and cheese is a timeless dish that can feed a crowd.

Creamy Baked Macaroni and Cheese with Kale and Mushrooms — Meatless Monday

Check out Food Network Kitchens' recipe for Creamy Baked Macaroni and Cheese with Kale and Mushrooms for an easy-to-make Meatless Monday dinner.

Apple-Sausage Mac and Cheese — Recipe of the Day

Put a fall spin on cheddar mac and cheese by adding golden chicken-apple sausage and baking until bubbly.

Macaroni and Cheese Two Ways — Meatless Monday

For Meatless Monday dinner this week, try these family-friendly bake and no-bake macaroni and cheese recipes from Food Network.

Quickest Mac and Cheese — Most Popular Pin of the Week

Look to this speedy recipe to save supper on even the busiest of weeknights.