Homemade Baked Mac and Cheese | Cheesy Comfort
Picture this: a cold, rainy evening, and the tantalizing aroma of bubbling macaroni and cheese wafting through your kitchen. That’s the kind of comfort you can expect from our Homemade Baked Mac and Cheese. It’s the ultimate cheesy delight, a dish that takes you back to childhood, yet with a gourmet twist that makes it perfect for any occasion.
- 2 cups elbow macaroni
- 4 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 3 cups milk
- 1/4 cup butter
- 2 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
- Cook macaroni according to package instructions; drain.
- In a saucepan, melt butter or margarine over medium heat. Stir in enough flour to make a roux. Add milk to roux slowly, stirring constantly. Stir in cheeses, and cook over low heat until cheese is melted and the sauce is a little thick. Put macaroni in a large casserole dish and pour sauce over macaroni. Stir well.
- Melt butter or margarine in a skillet over medium heat. Add breadcrumbs and brown. Spread over the macaroni and cheese to cover. Sprinkle with a little paprika.
- Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes. Serve.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 8 servings
A classic, indulgent mac and cheese recipe that’s creamy, cheesy, and oh-so-satisfying. This Homemade Baked Mac and Cheese is the epitome of comfort food, perfect for family dinners or special gatherings.
Nutrition Information: (Per Serving) Calories: 440 | Total Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 840mg | Total Carbohydrates: 34g | Dietary Fiber: 1g | Protein: 21g
Imagine digging into a plateful of this gooey, bubbling mac and cheese, each bite a perfect blend of creamy cheddar and hints of Parmesan. It’s a dish that brings a smile to everyone’s face, evoking memories of home-cooked goodness. Whether it’s a simple weeknight dinner or a festive gathering, our Homemade Baked Mac and Cheese is always a hit. So, gather your ingredients, follow our easy steps, and savor the cheesy comfort that this recipe brings. Your taste buds will thank you, and your family will ask for seconds!