Cheesy Baked Mac and Cheese
If you’re a fan of comfort food, you’re in for a treat with our Cheesy Baked Mac and Cheese recipe. This dish is the epitome of creamy, gooey, and cheesy goodness, making it a perfect choice for family dinners and special occasions.
- 2 cups elbow macaroni
- 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 cups whole milk
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Cook the macaroni according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
- In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the flour until well combined to create a roux.
- Slowly whisk in the milk and continue to cook, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens and becomes smooth.
- Reduce heat to low and add 3 cups of shredded cheddar cheese, stirring until fully melted and the sauce is creamy.
- Season the cheese sauce with salt, pepper, paprika, and garlic powder.
- Combine the cooked macaroni and the cheese sauce, mixing until the macaroni is evenly coated.
- Transfer the mac and cheese mixture to a greased baking dish and top with the remaining cheddar cheese.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes or until the top is golden and bubbly.
- Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Yields: 6 servings
Our Cheesy Baked Mac and Cheese is the ultimate comfort food that’s perfect for satisfying your cheesy cravings. Creamy, cheesy, and baked to perfection, this dish will become a family favorite in no time.
Nutritional Information (per serving): Calories: 450, Fat: 24g, Carbohydrates: 35g, Protein: 21g
Whether you’re serving this mac and cheese as a side dish or as the main event, it’s sure to be a hit. The combination of creamy cheese sauce and perfectly cooked pasta will have everyone coming back for seconds. Enjoy your Cheesy Baked Mac and Cheese and savor the deliciousness!