Baked Macaroni and Cheese Perfection
Dive into the ultimate comfort food experience with our Baked Macaroni and Cheese Perfection recipe. A heavenly blend of creamy cheeses, al dente macaroni, and a golden, crunchy topping awaits you. Imagine the tantalizing aroma filling your kitchen as this dish bakes to perfection, promising a delightful culinary adventure for your taste buds.
What sets our macaroni and cheese apart is the meticulous selection of high-quality ingredients. Each element, from the rich cheeses to the perfectly cooked pasta, contributes to the symphony of flavors that will dance on your palate. It’s a recipe that has been cherished through generations, bringing families together over a shared love for cheesy goodness.
- 2 cups elbow macaroni
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- 2 cups milk
- 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a baking dish.
- Cook macaroni according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside.
- In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour, salt, pepper, and paprika until well-combined.
- Gradually pour in milk, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens.
- Reduce heat and add shredded Cheddar cheese. Stir until the cheese is melted and the sauce is smooth.
- Combine the cheese sauce with the cooked macaroni, mixing well. Transfer to the prepared baking dish.
- In a small bowl, melt a tablespoon of butter and mix it with breadcrumbs. Sprinkle this mixture over the macaroni.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until the top is golden and bubbly.
- Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Creamy and cheesy baked macaroni with a crispy breadcrumb topping.
Nutritional Information: Calories – 450kcal, Fat – 22g, Carbohydrates – 42g, Protein – 20g
Indulge in the delightful combination of textures and flavors as you savor each bite. Our Baked Macaroni and Cheese Perfection recipe is not just a dish; it’s a culinary journey that brings warmth and happiness to your table. Whether it’s a family dinner or a gathering with friends, this recipe will always be a crowd-pleaser, leaving everyone craving for more. So, gather your ingredients and let the cheesy magic begin!