Creamy Homemade Macaroni and Cheese



Creamy Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

There’s nothing quite like the comfort of a steaming plate of creamy homemade macaroni and cheese. This classic dish is a favorite among both kids and adults, and it’s the perfect comfort food for any occasion.

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the macaroni according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the flour to create a roux. Cook, stirring constantly, for about 2 minutes until the mixture is golden brown.
  3. Gradually whisk in the milk until the mixture is smooth and begins to thicken. Continue to cook, stirring, until it reaches a simmer.
  4. Remove the saucepan from heat and stir in 3 cups of shredded cheddar cheese until the cheese is melted and the sauce is creamy.
  5. Season the cheese sauce with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Combine the cooked macaroni with the cheese sauce, mixing until the macaroni is well coated.
  7. Transfer the macaroni and cheese to a greased baking dish and top with the remaining 1 cup of cheddar cheese.
  8. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the top is golden and the cheese is bubbly.
  9. Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Creamy homemade macaroni and cheese is the ultimate comfort food, with its velvety cheese sauce and perfectly cooked pasta. This recipe is sure to become a family favorite.

Nutrition Information: Calories: 450, Fat: 24g, Carbohydrates: 36g, Protein: 20g

Creamy homemade macaroni and cheese is a timeless classic that’s always a crowd-pleaser. Whether you’re serving it as a side dish at a holiday feast or as a comforting weeknight dinner, this recipe is a guaranteed hit. The creamy cheese sauce coats the tender macaroni perfectly, making every bite pure bliss.
So, the next time you’re craving some comfort food, whip up a batch of this creamy homemade macaroni and cheese, and savor the cheesy goodness. Your taste buds will thank you!

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