Cheesy Baked Mac and Cheese



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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Cook the macaroni according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the flour until well combined to create a roux.
  3. Slowly whisk in the milk and continue to cook, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens and becomes smooth.
  4. Reduce heat to low and add 3 cups of shredded cheddar cheese, stirring until fully melted and the sauce is creamy.
  5. Season the cheese sauce with salt, pepper, paprika, and garlic powder.
  6. Combine the cooked macaroni and the cheese sauce, mixing until the macaroni is evenly coated.
  7. Transfer the mac and cheese mixture to a greased baking dish and top with the remaining cheddar cheese.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes or until the top is golden and bubbly.
  9. 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!

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