Baked Mac ‘n’ Cheese



Baked Mac ‘n’ Cheese

If you’re in the mood for ultimate comfort food, look no further than our delicious Baked Mac ‘n’ Cheese recipe. Creamy, cheesy, and baked to golden perfection, this dish is a crowd-pleaser that will transport you back to your childhood with every bite.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups elbow macaroni
  • 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Cook the macaroni according to package instructions, then drain and set aside.
  2. In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the flour until the mixture becomes paste-like and light golden brown, about 5 minutes.
  3. Gradually whisk in the milk so that no lumps form, then bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer until the sauce thickens, about 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in 3 cups of shredded cheddar cheese until the cheese is melted and the sauce is smooth.
  5. Season the cheese sauce with salt, pepper, and paprika, then mix in the cooked macaroni. Pour the mixture into a greased baking dish.
  6. In a small bowl, combine the remaining 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese with breadcrumbs, then sprinkle this mixture over the mac ‘n’ cheese in the baking dish.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven until the cheese topping is golden brown and the mac ‘n’ cheese is bubbly, about 30 minutes. Let it cool slightly before serving.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

This Baked Mac ‘n’ Cheese recipe is the ultimate comfort food. Creamy and cheesy with a golden breadcrumb topping, it’s perfect for a cozy family dinner.

Nutrition Information (per serving): Calories: 425, Fat: 21g, Carbohydrates: 39g, Protein: 19g

Bake up a batch of this Baked Mac ‘n’ Cheese and watch it disappear in no time. It’s a timeless classic that never goes out of style, and it’s sure to become a favorite in your household. Whether you’re serving it as a side dish or enjoying it as the main course, this recipe will satisfy your craving for cheesy goodness.

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Hi! I’m Margaret!

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