Baked Mac and Cheese Heaven



Baked Mac and Cheese Heaven

Baked Mac and Cheese Heaven is the ultimate comfort food that will transport your taste buds to a cheesy paradise. This recipe combines the creamy goodness of macaroni and cheese with a crispy, golden-brown crust that’s simply irresistible. Whether you’re serving it for a family dinner or a special occasion, this dish is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups elbow macaroni
  • 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Cook the macaroni according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  3. In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the flour to create a roux, cooking for about 1-2 minutes until it’s lightly golden.
  4. Slowly whisk in the milk to the roux, ensuring there are no lumps. Cook until the mixture thickens, stirring constantly.
  5. Add 3 cups of shredded cheddar cheese to the sauce and stir until it’s completely melted and smooth.
  6. Season the cheese sauce with salt, pepper, paprika, and garlic powder.
  7. Combine the cooked macaroni with the cheese sauce, mixing well.
  8. Transfer the mac and cheese mixture to a greased baking dish and top it with the remaining 1 cup of cheddar cheese.
  9. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the top is golden and the cheese is bubbly.
  10. Let it cool for a few minutes before serving. Enjoy your Baked Mac and Cheese Heaven!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Serves: 6

Indulge in the cheesy goodness of Baked Mac and Cheese Heaven. This classic comfort food dish is the perfect blend of creamy, cheesy, and crispy perfection.

Nutrition: Calories: 450, Fat: 20g, Carbohydrates: 45g, Protein: 20g

Baked Mac and Cheese Heaven is the ultimate cheesy delight that’s bound to make your taste buds sing. The creamy macaroni and cheese combined with the crispy top layer is pure comfort on a plate. Whether you’re making it for a cozy family dinner or a potluck with friends, this dish will always be a hit. So, grab your ingredients and get ready to create a heavenly mac and cheese experience for yourself and your loved ones.

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