Best-Ever Creamy Mac ‘n’ Cheese



Best-Ever Creamy Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Dive into a world of comfort with our Best-Ever Creamy Mac ‘n’ Cheese recipe. This delightful dish is a nostalgic nod to childhood, upgraded with a gourmet twist. Creamy, cheesy, and utterly irresistible, this mac ‘n’ cheese will transport you back to grandma’s kitchen, where the aroma of bubbling cheese and perfectly cooked pasta filled the air.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups elbow macaroni
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

Instructions

  1. Cook macaroni according to the package directions. Drain.
  2. In a medium saucepan, melt 1/4 cup butter over medium heat. Stir in flour until the mixture becomes paste-like and light golden brown, about 5 minutes.
  3. Gradually whisk in milk so that no lumps form, and continue cooking and stirring until the sauce thickens, about 5 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  5. Spread half the macaroni into the prepared baking dish. Top with half the Cheddar cheese and half the Parmesan cheese. Repeat layers.
  6. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a skillet over medium heat; stir in bread crumbs until coated, then spread over the macaroni and cheese.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven until bread crumbs are golden brown and cheese is bubbling, 20 to 25 minutes.

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Creamy and cheesy, this Best-Ever Mac ‘n’ Cheese is the ultimate comfort food.

Nutritional information: (per serving) Calories: 450, Total Fat: 26g, Cholesterol: 85mg, Sodium: 600mg, Total Carbohydrates: 32g, Dietary Fiber: 1g, Sugars: 7g, Protein: 21g

Indulge in the rich, velvety goodness of our Best-Ever Creamy Mac ‘n’ Cheese. Each bite is a symphony of flavors, a perfect balance of creamy cheese sauce and perfectly cooked macaroni. Whether you’re serving it at a family gathering, a potluck, or simply craving some classic comfort, this recipe is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. The golden, crunchy breadcrumb topping adds a delightful contrast to the creamy pasta, making every mouthful a heavenly experience.
So, gather your ingredients, follow our simple steps, and get ready to savor the Best-Ever Creamy Mac ‘n’ Cheese that will have everyone asking for seconds. Enjoy the warm, cheesy hug in a bowl that this dish offers, and let the flavors take you on a journey to pure satisfaction. Happy cooking!