Golden Brown Baked Mac and Cheese
Picture yourself indulging in a warm, comforting dish that fills your senses with the delightful aroma of bubbling cheese and golden-brown perfection. Our Golden Brown Baked Mac and Cheese is the ultimate comfort food that satisfies both your taste buds and soul. It’s a timeless classic that brings families together and makes every gathering special.
- 2 cups elbow macaroni
- 4 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
- 2 cups whole milk
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional for a kick)
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a 9×13-inch baking dish.
- Cook the elbow 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 and cook for about 1-2 minutes until it forms a paste and starts to brown slightly.
- Gradually whisk in the milk until the mixture is smooth and thickened, about 5 minutes.
- Stir in 3 cups of shredded cheddar cheese, salt, black pepper, paprika, and cayenne pepper (if using) until the cheese is melted and the sauce is smooth.
- Combine the cooked macaroni with the cheese sauce, then transfer it to the prepared baking dish.
- Sprinkle the remaining 1 cup of cheddar cheese on top.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and bubbling.
- Allow it to cool for a few minutes before serving.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Indulge in the creamy, cheesy goodness of our Golden Brown Baked Mac and Cheese. With its crispy golden top and rich, velvety interior, this classic comfort dish is perfect for any occasion.
Nutrition: (per serving) Calories: 450, Total Fat: 24g, Carbohydrates: 35g, Protein: 20g
Picture yourself sharing this mouthwatering dish with loved ones, creating lasting memories around the dinner table. Our Golden Brown Baked Mac and Cheese is a crowd-pleaser that never goes out of style. Whether it’s a cozy family dinner or a potluck with friends, this recipe is sure to steal the show. So, go ahead, whip up a batch, and savor the cheesy goodness that makes every bite a moment to cherish.