Easy Baked Mac and Cheese
If you’re seeking comfort in a bowl, our Easy Baked Mac and Cheese is a timeless classic that never disappoints. This recipe has been passed down through generations, bringing smiles to countless family gatherings and weeknight dinners. The combination of creamy cheese sauce and perfectly cooked macaroni creates a symphony of flavors and textures that’s hard to resist.
- 2 cups elbow macaroni
- 4 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
- 3 cups whole milk
- ¼ cup unsalted butter
- ¼ cup all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- ½ cup breadcrumbs
- Cook macaroni according to package instructions; drain and set aside.
- In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour to create a roux.
- Gradually add milk, stirring constantly until the sauce thickens.
- Reduce heat and add 3 cups of shredded cheddar cheese, stirring until melted.
- Season with salt, pepper, and paprika.
- Combine the cheese sauce with cooked macaroni and transfer to a baking dish.
- Sprinkle the remaining cheddar cheese and breadcrumbs over the top.
- Bake at 350°F (175°C) for 20-25 minutes or until golden and bubbly.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Yield: 6 servings
Our Easy Baked Mac and Cheese is the ultimate comfort food. Creamy, cheesy, and irresistibly delicious, it’s the perfect dish for any occasion.
Nutrition Information: Calories per serving – 380, Total Fat – 22g, Cholesterol – 65mg, Sodium – 520mg, Total Carbohydrates – 28g, Protein – 18g
After savoring a forkful of this homemade goodness, you’ll understand why our Easy Baked Mac and Cheese holds a special place in our hearts. It’s not just a dish; it’s a reminder of the joy that comes from sharing a comforting meal with loved ones. Whether you’re hosting a cozy family dinner or a potluck with friends, this mac and cheese is sure to be the star of the show. So, gather your ingredients and get ready to create a dish that will warm your soul and make your taste buds dance. One bite, and you’ll be hooked, just like we have been for generations.