Homemade Gourmet Mac and Cheese
They say comfort food is like a warm hug for your taste buds, and nothing embodies that more than our sumptuous Homemade Gourmet Mac and Cheese. Imagine velvety cheese sauce paired with perfectly cooked macaroni, coming together to create a symphony of flavors that dance on your palate. This dish has been cherished through generations, always finding its way to family gatherings and cozy weeknight dinners. Whether you’re a passionate foodie or just craving a taste of nostalgia, this mac and cheese recipe will leave you craving for seconds.
- 2 cups elbow macaroni
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 cups whole milk
- 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 cup Gruyere cheese, shredded
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- Chopped fresh parsley for garnish
- Cook the macaroni according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
- In a large saucepan, melt the 1/4 cup of butter over medium heat. Add flour and whisk constantly for about 2 minutes to create a roux.
- Slowly pour in the milk while whisking to create a smooth sauce. Cook for another 3-5 minutes until the sauce thickens.
- Reduce the heat to low and add the cheddar and Gruyere cheese. Stir until melted and the sauce is creamy.
- Season with salt, black pepper, and paprika. Mix well.
- Add the cooked macaroni to the sauce, stirring until the macaroni is coated evenly.
- Preheat your oven’s broiler.
- In a small bowl, mix the breadcrumbs and melted butter.
- Transfer the mac and cheese to an ovenproof dish and sprinkle the breadcrumb mixture over the top.
- Place the dish under the broiler until the breadcrumbs are golden brown and crispy.
- Garnish with chopped fresh parsley before serving.
Prep time: 20 minutes
Yield: 6 servings
Creamy, cheesy, and incredibly comforting gourmet mac and cheese that’s perfect for any occasion.
Nutritional information: Calories per serving – 380, Fat – 22g, Carbohydrates – 29g, Protein – 18g
As you savor each bite of this exquisite mac and cheese, let its rich flavors transport you to a world of culinary delight. The marriage of tender macaroni and the luscious blend of cheddar and Gruyere cheeses will awaken your taste buds like never before. Whether it’s a laid-back family dinner or an elegant gathering, our Homemade Gourmet Mac and Cheese is more than a dish – it’s a memory in the making, a timeless classic that bridges the gap between generations and brings everyone together at the table.