Baked Macaroni and Cheese Perfection



Baked Macaroni and Cheese Perfection

Dive into the ultimate comfort food experience with our Baked Macaroni and Cheese Perfection recipe. A heavenly blend of creamy cheeses, al dente macaroni, and a golden, crunchy topping awaits you. Imagine the tantalizing aroma filling your kitchen as this dish bakes to perfection, promising a delightful culinary adventure for your taste buds.

What sets our macaroni and cheese apart is the meticulous selection of high-quality ingredients. Each element, from the rich cheeses to the perfectly cooked pasta, contributes to the symphony of flavors that will dance on your palate. It’s a recipe that has been cherished through generations, bringing families together over a shared love for cheesy goodness.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups elbow macaroni
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a baking dish.
  2. Cook macaroni according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  3. In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour, salt, pepper, and paprika until well-combined.
  4. Gradually pour in milk, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens.
  5. Reduce heat and add shredded Cheddar cheese. Stir until the cheese is melted and the sauce is smooth.
  6. Combine the cheese sauce with the cooked macaroni, mixing well. Transfer to the prepared baking dish.
  7. In a small bowl, melt a tablespoon of butter and mix it with breadcrumbs. Sprinkle this mixture over the macaroni.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until the top is golden and bubbly.
  9. Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Creamy and cheesy baked macaroni with a crispy breadcrumb topping.

Nutritional Information: Calories – 450kcal, Fat – 22g, Carbohydrates – 42g, Protein – 20g

Indulge in the delightful combination of textures and flavors as you savor each bite. Our Baked Macaroni and Cheese Perfection recipe is not just a dish; it’s a culinary journey that brings warmth and happiness to your table. Whether it’s a family dinner or a gathering with friends, this recipe will always be a crowd-pleaser, leaving everyone craving for more. So, gather your ingredients and let the cheesy magic begin!

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