Baked Egg Mac and Cheese

If you can do one thing to get someone excited about breakfast, it’s got to be throwing some eggs on top of your mac and cheese and baking it to yolky perfection. Fellow DC food blogger Meag’s Eggs connected through theSkimm and I knew we had to make something delicious together. The perfect opportunity came up this past Saturday and when Meaghan suggested baked mac and cheese, I was sold pretty easily. I found a recipe from The Pioneer Woman which was perfect for our collaboration since an egg is also tempered into the roux for the mac and cheese. Plus Ree knows her way around delicous comfort food so I knew this would be a perfect base to our creation.

I mean just look at this yolky goodness. There only thing that would have made this better is if we added bacon. Maybe next time 😉

You can use your favorite mac and cheese recipe and just add the eggs on top, or even use left over mac and cheese to make yourself a delicious brunch.

BTW Meaghan has some great breakfast recipes including step by step poaching technique, which I definitely need to try (since I’ve never poached an egg!) and also avocado roses which I am TOTALLY attempting ASAP.

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Baked Egg Mac and Cheese
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Cook macaroni until about halfway through cook time (should still be very firm).
  2. In a large pot, melt butter and then whisk in flour over medium-low heat. Cook mixture for about 5 minutes whisking constantly.
  3. Pour in milk, add in dried mustard and whisk until smooth. Cook for an additional 5 minutes until thick. Reduce heat to low.
  4. Take a spoonful of the sauce and slowly pour it into your beaten egg. Whisking constantly to avoid cooking egg. Then pour egg mixture into sauce.
  5. Add in cheese and stir to melt (reserve some cheese to top macaroni with). Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Add cooked macaroni to pot and stir to combine. Transfer mixture to a baking dish.
  7. Make two indentations into the top of your macaroni. Crack your eggs into the holes.
  8. Bake in a preheated oven at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until your egg whites are solid.
  9. Let stand stand and then break yolks and mix with mac and cheese.
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