Gourmet Macaroni and Cheese
If you’re looking for the ultimate comfort food, our Gourmet Macaroni and Cheese recipe is a game-changer. Creamy, cheesy, and packed with flavor, this dish will take your taste buds on a journey. Whether you’re serving it as a side or making it the main event, this macaroni and cheese recipe will leave everyone craving for more.
- 1 pound elbow macaroni
- 4 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 2 cups whole milk
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 cup breadcrumbs (optional for topping)
- 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 to create a roux. Cook for 1-2 minutes, or until it turns golden brown.
- Gradually whisk in the milk until the mixture is smooth and thickened.
- Stir in the shredded cheddar cheese until it’s fully melted and the sauce is creamy.
- Season the cheese sauce with salt, pepper, and paprika.
- Add the cooked macaroni to the cheese sauce and mix until well coated.
- If desired, sprinkle breadcrumbs on top for a crispy crust.
- Preheat your oven’s broiler and place the macaroni and cheese under the broiler for 2-3 minutes until the top is golden brown (watch closely).
- Remove from the oven, let it cool slightly, and serve hot.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 6 servings
Creamy and indulgent, this Gourmet Macaroni and Cheese recipe is the perfect comfort food for any occasion. With a golden, crispy topping and a rich, cheesy sauce, it’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
Nutrition Information: (per serving) Calories: 450, Fat: 25g, Carbohydrates: 35g, Protein: 18g
Indulge in this delightful dish, and you’ll understand why it’s a timeless classic. Whether it’s a family dinner or a special gathering, our Gourmet Macaroni and Cheese will always steal the show. The creamy, cheesy goodness paired with a hint of paprika and that delightful crispy topping is simply irresistible. Make this recipe today and savor the flavors of comfort on your plate.