Bake-and-Slice Macaroni and Cheese — Meatless Monday

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

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Photo by: Ryan Liebe ©Ryan Liebe—2016

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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.

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