Homestyle Baked Macaroni and Cheese



Homestyle Baked Macaroni and Cheese

There’s nothing quite like the comfort of homestyle baked macaroni and cheese. This classic dish is a crowd-pleaser and a perfect addition to any family dinner or gathering. With its creamy, cheesy goodness and a crispy breadcrumb topping, it’s hard to resist.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups elbow macaroni
  • 4 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 cups 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 cup breadcrumbs

Instructions

  1. Cook the elbow macaroni according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the flour to make a roux. Cook for 1-2 minutes, until it turns golden brown.
  3. Gradually whisk in the milk until the mixture is smooth and begins to thicken.
  4. Stir in 3 cups of shredded cheddar cheese until the sauce is creamy and the cheese is melted.
  5. Season the cheese sauce with salt, black pepper, and paprika.
  6. Add the cooked macaroni to the cheese sauce and mix until well coated.
  7. Transfer the macaroni and cheese mixture to a greased baking dish.
  8. In a small bowl, combine the remaining 1 cup of cheddar cheese with breadcrumbs. Sprinkle this mixture evenly over the macaroni.
  9. Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 30-35 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the cheese is bubbly.
  10. Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

This homestyle baked macaroni and cheese recipe brings back memories of childhood comfort food. Creamy, cheesy, and with a satisfying crunch, it’s a dish that’s hard to resist. Whether it’s a weeknight dinner or a special occasion, this mac and cheese will always be a hit.

Nutrition Information (per serving): Calories: 450, Fat: 22g, Carbohydrates: 38g, Protein: 25g

Baking your own macaroni and cheese is a labor of love that pays off in every delicious bite. The creamy cheese sauce and crispy breadcrumb topping make this recipe a standout favorite. Serve it as a side dish or make it the star of your next meal. Enjoy the comfort of homemade macaroni and cheese!

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