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Baby Back Ribs with Mac and Cheese, Baked Beans and Mashed Potatoes

The Ultimate Baby Back Ribs Recipe with Delicious Sides

Baby back ribs with mac and cheese, baked beans, and mashed potatoes is a classic American meal that has been enjoyed by millions of people across the country. At its best, it’s a combination of smoky, succulent meat, creamy and cheesy mac and cheese, tangy and sweet baked beans, and fluffy mashed potatoes. In this article, we will show you how to make the perfect baby back ribs with mac and cheese, baked beans, and mashed potatoes that will not only satisfy your hunger but also leave you craving for more.


For the Ribs:

  • 2 racks of baby back ribs
  • 2 tablespoons of paprika
  • 2 tablespoons of garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons of onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of cumin
  • 1 tablespoon of chili powder
  • 1 cup of BBQ sauce
  • 1/2 cup of honey

Mac and Cheese:

  • 1 pound of elbow macaroni
  • 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • 4 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups of whole milk
  • 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Baked Beans:

  • 2 cans of navy beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup of ketchup
  • 1/2 cup of BBQ sauce
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of molasses
  • 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Mashed Potatoes:

  • 5 large potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup of whole milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preparing the Ribs

  • Preheat your oven to 250°F.
  • Remove the membrane from the back of each rack of ribs.
  • Mix together the spices and rub the mixture all over the ribs, making sure to cover them completely.
  1. Cooking the Ribs

  • Wrap the ribs tightly in aluminum foil and place them on a baking sheet.
  • Bake the ribs in the oven for 2.5 to 3 hours, or until they are tender and fully cooked.
  1. Making the Mac and Cheese

  • Cook the elbow macaroni until al dente.
  • In a separate saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.
  • Add the flour and whisk together until smooth.
  • Gradually whisk in the milk and continue to whisk until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
  • Add the shredded cheddar and mozzarella cheese and whisk until the cheese is melted and the sauce is smooth.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  1. Baking the Mac and Cheese


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Laura J. Boss

Meet Laura J. Boss, a passionate blogger and cooking enthusiast who loves to experiment with different recipes and cuisines from around the world. Born and raised in a small town, I grew up watching my mother cook and developed a keen interest in the art of cooking from an early age.After completing my education, I decided to pursue my passion for cooking and started my own food blog. My blog features a wide range of recipes, from traditional family favorites to fusion dishes that I have created myself. My blog has gained a huge following, with many of my readers trying out my recipes and sharing their own cooking experiences.When I am not cooking up a storm in the kitchen, I enjoy traveling and exploring new cultures. I believe that food is an important part of every culture, and love to learn about new ingredients and cooking techniques from around the world.Through my blog, I aim to inspire and encourage others to cook and experiment with different flavors and ingredients. I believe that cooking is not just about making delicious meals, but also about sharing love and creating memories with family and friends.Whether you are a beginner or an experienced cook, my blog has something for everyone. So why not give my recipes a try and discover the joy of cooking for yourself?