Easy Skillet Mac and Cheese, Creamy Comfort Classic
Indulge in the rich and velvety delight of our Easy Skillet Mac and Cheese. This recipe brings forth the essence of comfort food, a classic that never fails to satisfy. Picture this: a skillet brimming with perfectly cooked macaroni enveloped in a luscious, creamy cheese sauce. It’s a journey back to childhood, where every bite wraps you in warmth and nostalgia.
- 2 cups elbow macaroni
- 3 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Chopped fresh parsley for garnish
- Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Cook the macaroni according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
- In the same pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the flour and whisk to form a roux. Cook for 1-2 minutes.
- Gradually pour in the milk while whisking constantly. Continue cooking and whisking until the sauce thickens.
- Reduce the heat to low and add in the shredded cheddar cheese, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Stir until the cheese is melted and the sauce is smooth.
- Add the cooked macaroni to the cheese sauce, stirring to coat each noodle evenly.
- Simmer for an additional 2-3 minutes to meld the flavors. If the sauce seems too thick, you can add a bit more milk.
- Remove from heat and garnish with chopped fresh parsley.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Yields: 4 servings
Creamy, cheesy, and oh-so-comforting, our Easy Skillet Mac and Cheese is a timeless dish that’s perfect for a cozy dinner or a gathering with loved ones. The blend of tender macaroni and a luxuriously smooth cheese sauce creates a harmony of flavors that’s hard to resist. Whether it’s a busy weeknight or a leisurely weekend, this classic recipe will always find its place on your table.
Nutrition information: Calories per serving – 380, Fat – 18g, Carbohydrates – 36g, Protein – 15g
Make this Easy Skillet Mac and Cheese, and take a culinary trip down memory lane. With its creamy embrace and satisfying cheesiness, it’s bound to become a favorite in your recipe collection.