Baked Macaroni and Cheese recipe

Recently, I was sent a cornucopia of incredible Paula Deen products from Sears. I have been wanting a new set of dishes since I started taking pictures of my food. All the food books I have been reading talk about how blue shows up really nice against most dishes, so I just fell in love with the 16 pc Spring Prelude dinnerware set. It reminded me of a warm family setting, the kind where every one comes over for dinner and you cook all of your grandma’s recipes. Don’t you think it is a pretty pattern? I just love how the yellow just makes the place settings pop!

Paula Deen dishes

The Cookware Set was a beautiful butter color, nonstick on the inside with a porcelain outside. I love having a matching set of pots and pans because it always looks so pretty when you are cooking everything on the stove. I was able to cook the sausage, boil the noodles and cook the roux for the sauce all at the same time.

Paula Deen Cookware set

I also received a Paula Deen Stoneware 9 x 13 Baker, and the first thing that came to mind was baked macaroni and cheese. With all of the butter yellow color and the gorgeous stoneware pan begging to be filled with my Grandma’s recipe, how could I not. However, the husband had a hankering for pizza, so we compromised.

Meat Pizza Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Meat Pizza Macaroni and Cheese
  • 8 oz macaroni
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 T flour
  • ¼ t white pepper
  • 2 t dry mustard
  • 2 c mozzarella cheese shredded
  • ½ pack of Armour Pepperoni & Cheese
  • 1 pound of sausage links
  • panko bread crumbs
  1. Cook macaroni
  2. Brown the sausage links, cool and cut, setting some aside for the topping
  3. Place ½ c milk , flour and spices in to a jar with a TIGHT lid and shake.
  4. Pour remaining 1-1/2 c milk in saucepan and bring to a boil stirring constantly.
  5. Add flour mixture.
  6. Stir until thickened–about 1 minute.
  7. Reduce heat and add almost all the cheese (save ¼ c cheese) slowly until it melts.
  8. Spray pan with non-stick spray
  9. Mix the macaroni and sausage together
  10. Top with the cheese mixture and stir
  11. Top with remaining cheese, sprinkle panko crumbs
  12. top with sliced sausage you set aside and pepperoni
  13. Bake at 350 for 35 minutes

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Check out posts from the other bloggers who are a part of the Paula Deen holiday team at Sears!

  • When blogger, Paula Krueger, from Frosted Fingers, was asked, “We know people are hurting for various reasons this holiday season, whether due to Superstorm Sandy or personal circumstances. If you could be a good “neighbor” to one of these people and make them a meal, what would it be?” She answered, Making a Neighbor a Meal.
  • When blogger, Choya Porter from The Real Frugal Divas, was asked,”What’s a holiday meal you can cook with the kids, as a family activity?” she came up with Cooking with the Little Diva & Dude.

Want to win a Paula Deen 15pc Cookware Set like mine? Tell me which pan from this set you like the best in the comments below.

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  1. My mom actually has the Paula Deen cookware set and she LOVES it. She raves about it all the time. In fact, I was washing one of the pans at her house, and she rewashed it because I didn’t make it shine well enough. lol. She really loves those pans!

  2. I’m happy with any of the pans xD I just moved so cooking has become a sort of art form. Which basically means using one pan for everything. So in response they all look really nice!

  3. Please Enter Me In Your Giveaway.
    It Would Be Great To Win The
    Paula Deen 15 Piece Cookware Set .
    In Response To Your Question Of
    Which pan from this set
    do you like the best ?
    I Like The large skillet with the lid.
    Thank You For Having This Giveaway!!!!

  4. I like them all! I do need a new set. The last time I got pots & pans were for my wedding 15 years ago! I really do like the 9×13 pan though.

  5. I like the 9×13 baker and the stockpot. I cook a lot and love having good pans to use. thank you for this giveaway

  6. The covered fry pan would be the one for me. Its nonstick surface, matching lid and attractive look makes it an awesome look!

  7. Anything Paula Deen has to be amazing. I LOVE to cook, so this would eba very welcome and exciting addition to my kitchen 🙂

  8. I would love either the stock pot, as I make a lot of soups and freeze them, or the lasagna pan as it has multiple uses

  9. It’s a tie between the stock pot and the saute pan! I use both styles all the time (of course mine don’t match). 🙂

  10. I like the double handled cooking/stock pot the best. Love double handles because it makes it so much easier to deal with the pot when picking it up, etc.

  11. I like the deep frying pan the best 🙂 the description didn’t say what it’s called! so I couldn’t tell you the proper name 🙂

  12. The big sauce pot that looks about 5qt size. I love big sauce pots! Perfect for making my families sauce recipe!

  13. The smallest skillet is my favorite. I’m often cooking for just my son and this is the best size for a grilled cheese sandwich.

  14. I like the big pot because I cook a lot with two teens and a husnand… Thanks for the give away. Happy New Year.

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  16. I love all of them but if I HAD to pick one it would be the 6 qt covered stockpot to cook soups and of course chili for the winter months ahead

  17. i like them all…i have had the same pans for the last 3-4 yrs and there so tore up that i have to use foil on all the baking pans so they would all b awesome for me

  18. Our skillet has had it! I cook every night in hopes of bettering our health and financial situation and I would love to win. Fingers crossed!

  19. Our skillet has had it! I cook every night in hopes of bettering our health and financial situation and I would love to win. Fingers crossed!

  20. Our large skillet is DESTROYED from years of wear and tear. I am in dire need a new one so that would be the best for me.

  21. I love the stock pot, as I cook at least one pot of beans a week for making refried beans and this stock pot would be perfect!

  22. I have the “Robin’s egg blue” set and the extras. I love them. We bought the extra large frying pan and I use it more than anything else. If I should be lucky enough to win them, I would give them to my daughter-in-law. Thanks…Sharon Wisniewski

  23. I would cook a fantastic breakfast…scrambled eggs, bacon/sausage and some homefries. Thanks and good luck to all!

  24. I like the large pan with the clear lid. I find that I can never find a lid for the frying oan I happen to be using so when one comes with a lid what more can you ask!! I also love the colour… YAY!!!!

  25. I like the large frying pan that has the clear lid. I really like this set and I could really really use a new set like this and I love the colour!

  26. I have to say that I like the large frying pan the best as it can be used as a one pot meal maker!

  27. Old fashioned and modern-looking at the same time! I could use the dutch oven — dont have one at the moment.

  28. I love the Lidded Dutch Oven Soup Big Pot! I adore soups of all kinds and would probably break this pot in by making a big pot of Pozole! I would also use it for spaghetti soon after!

  29. The large skillet, we are always making pancakes, stir-fry, etc and this type of cookwear will hopefully last longer than the teflon stuff.

  30. I clicked the link and looked…. I can’t find a list of the types of pans. I went off the picture and I’m sure I’ll get the name of it wrong. I like the larger covered skillet. or the large covered pot. hmmm, or the medium covered pot. I can’t decide. haha!! I need them all.

  31. The whole sets looks wonderful, I’d use the big lidded pot the most….being winter time for plenty of soups and stews 🙂 Thank you for the chance

  32. I would have to say the Large skillet and the Dutch oven would be my top 2. It is just hard to choose since they are all needed very badly.

  33. Love the blueberry color and it was difficult to choose but I would have to say the large soup pot. I make a lot of pasta sauce from scratch.

  34. Love the blueberry color and it was difficult to choose but I would have to say the large soup pot. I make a lot of pasta sauce from scratch.

  35. I love the dutch oven and the Yellow color is amazing. I love to cook and my friends and family call me the Texas Paula Deen. Makes me feel great about my cooking. Would LOVE to have this set.

  36. The smaller skillet. I don’t have that size in a nonstick. Someone threw it away & didn’t tell me. (My Mom does that a lot to me,lol)

  37. I am following you on twitter and the thingy said confirmed but when I clicked the button a box came up and said I could not get an entry

  38. i do most of the cooking in our house and boy can i sure use a new cooking set . please and thank u . make me so happy .

  39. I like the large skillet. I really need a new one!! The one I have now everything is starting to stick to making cooking anything at all hard…

  40. I like the large pot. It would be great for cooking lots of pasta at one time. I like to cook lots so I have leftovers for a few days.

  41. I like the double handled big pot with lid – just what my son has been looking for, he cooks a lot and says I need one.

  42. I ADORE the two handled pot! We have a lot of soup in our house, so ours gets a LOT of use. It’s starting to look pretty rough this season, so it’s going to need to be replaced fairly soon anyway. Sad times, haha.

  43. I like the large skillet with the lid, as well! It’s obviously a popular item hehe. Thanks for the giveaway!

  44. I honestly don’t think I can say just one pot O would enjoy. All of them would get used ALOT… but maybe the biggest pot.. I like to make alot of homemade sauces, chili, and soups..

    thank for you this chance to win !

  45. In the Paula Deen 15pc Blueberry set, I really could use a good stock pot. I need it for all the large amount of winter foods I cook.

  46. I love the largest pot, I would use this for homemade chili, spagetti sauce, homemade chicken noodle soup…… oh I could go on and on!!!! Love Paula Deen too 🙂 Happy Holidays all and good luck! 🙂

  47. I’d use the skillet the most, but I really love the pattern of the 16 pc Spring Prelude dinnerware set- too cute!

  48. I would use the smallest skillet the most. It’s just the right side for a couple eggs or an omelet. My kids are all out of the house, so no need for the larger skillet.

  49. For starters I LOVE the color of those pans! I like the skillet pan with the lid, but they all look really nice. I have some serious pan envy going on right now.

  50. I also have to say the Skillet, I really need a new one!! oh and the saute pan,I need another one of those too…..

  51. I love the dutch oven the best. If I won this beautiful set, I’d have to give it to her for Christmas. I burned her only dutch oven once and she’s never let me forget it 😉

  52. I love all of them especially since the big pan has a lid for it! i seem to never be able to find ones with lids

  53. I love the blueberry colour. Such a nice change from the regular black or metal look. The large frying pan is the pan I would love to have the most

  54. I love the Paula Dean cookware. I have 2 of these skillets the very same color. I wanted the whole set but we couldn’t afford it. I love the yellow, and the shape of the pans. I think my favorite is the large stock pot. My old pots & pans I have are over 20 yrs old. I’m going to be in need soon I think. After teaching my 4 and a few nieces & nephews to cook they have become a bit on the everything sticks side. LOl Good luck to everyone.

  55. I like the Paula Deen Stoneware 9 x 13 Baker best. I bake a lot of casseroles and it is nice to have an attractive serving dish.

  56. I love this new buttery yellow color! My favorite piece is the Dutch Oven…a piece I don’t own and would love to have!!
    Thank you for a super fun and useful contest!!

  57. I think they are all awesome but I would probably use the largest skillet with the lid most & then the dutch oven

  58. The saute pan would get used all the time! And it would look great sitting on the stove top waiting to get used! 🙂