Homestyle Mac and Cheese: Cheesy Perfection



Homestyle Mac and Cheese: Cheesy Perfection

They say there’s nothing quite like the comfort of home, and our Homestyle Mac and Cheese is the embodiment of that sentiment. This timeless classic brings a sense of warmth and nostalgia to every bite. Imagine velvety, perfectly cooked macaroni enrobed in a rich, gooey cheese sauce that whispers of Mom’s kitchen and Sunday family gatherings.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups elbow macaroni
  • 4 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • Fresh parsley for garnish

Instructions

  1. Cook the macaroni according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the flour to create a roux. Cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Slowly add the milk, whisking constantly to avoid lumps. Cook until the sauce thickens.
  4. Remove the saucepan from heat and gradually stir in the shredded cheddar cheese until smooth and creamy.
  5. Season the cheese sauce with salt, pepper, and paprika.
  6. Combine the cooked macaroni and cheese sauce, stirring until the macaroni is well coated.
  7. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  8. In a separate bowl, mix the breadcrumbs with a tablespoon of melted butter.
  9. Spoon the mac and cheese into a baking dish and sprinkle the breadcrumb mixture on top.
  10. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the top is golden and the cheese is bubbly.
  11. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve hot.

Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 25 minutes | Total time: 40 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Homestyle Mac and Cheese is the ultimate comfort food, featuring tender macaroni enveloped in a creamy cheddar cheese sauce and topped with buttery breadcrumbs.

Nutrition information: Calories: 450 | Fat: 24g | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 20g

As you indulge in this Homestyle Mac and Cheese, let each bite transport you to cherished memories and the simple joys of home-cooked goodness. Whether it’s a quiet evening by the fireplace or a potluck with friends, this recipe promises to fill your heart and belly with cheesy delight.

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