Homemade Creamy Macaroni and Cheese



Homemade Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

If you’re craving comfort food that takes you back to your childhood, our Homemade Creamy Macaroni and Cheese recipe is the perfect choice. This delightful dish combines the rich creaminess of cheese with perfectly cooked macaroni, making it a favorite for both kids and adults.

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
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

  1. Boil the macaroni according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the flour and cook for about 1 minute until it forms a paste.
  3. Gradually whisk in the milk until the mixture is smooth and thickened.
  4. Reduce the heat to low and add 3 cups of shredded cheddar cheese. Stir until the cheese is melted and the sauce is creamy.
  5. Season the cheese sauce with salt, black pepper, paprika, and garlic powder. Adjust the seasonings to taste.
  6. Add the cooked macaroni to the cheese sauce and stir to coat evenly.
  7. Transfer the creamy macaroni and cheese to a serving dish and top with the remaining 1 cup of cheddar cheese.
  8. Broil in the oven until the cheese on top is golden and bubbly.
  9. Serve hot and enjoy your homemade creamy macaroni and cheese!

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Creamy, cheesy, and oh-so-comforting, our Homemade Creamy Macaroni and Cheese is a classic favorite that the whole family will love. With simple ingredients and easy steps, you can whip up this delicious dish in no time.

Nutrition Information (per serving): Calories: 450, Fat: 24g, Carbohydrates: 38g, Protein: 19g

Picture yourself indulging in a steaming plate of our Homemade Creamy Macaroni and Cheese. The cheese sauce is luxuriously creamy, and the macaroni is perfectly tender. Every bite is a delightful experience that warms your soul. Whether it’s a weeknight dinner or a special occasion, this mac and cheese recipe will always be a hit. So, gather your ingredients and make some memories with this homemade comfort food classic.

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