Mac and cheese is a classic comfort food that never goes out of style. It’s a dish that’s loved by adults and children alike, and for good reason. With its tender pasta, creamy sauce, and melted cheese, it’s a dish that’s both comforting and delicious. But not all mac and cheese is created equal. Some recipes can be bland, while others can be too heavy. That’s why we’ve created the ultimate mac and cheese recipe that’s both delicious and easy to make.
With this recipe, you’ll discover the secret to making a creamy and cheesy mac and cheese that’s packed with flavor. Our secret ingredient? A blend of sharp cheddar cheese and parmesan cheese that add a rich and tangy flavor to the sauce. And our method for making the sauce is simple, yet effective. By whisking together flour, milk, and seasonings, you’ll create a sauce that’s both creamy and delicious.
- 1 pound elbow macaroni
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 3 cups whole milk
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon dried mustard powder
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, grated
- 4 ounces parmesan cheese, grated
- 1 cup breadcrumbs
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Cook the macaroni according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
- In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Whisk in the flour until smooth. Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly, until the mixture turns a light golden brown.
- Gradually whisk in the milk, and cook until the mixture thickens and comes to a boil. Reduce the heat and add the garlic powder, mustard powder, salt, and pepper. Stir until combined.
- Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the cheddar cheese and parmesan cheese until melted.
- Add the cooked macaroni to the sauce and stir until combined.
- Transfer the mixture to a 9×13 inch baking dish.
- In a small bowl, mix together the breadcrumbs and olive oil. Sprinkle the mixture over the top of the mac and cheese.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 375°F for 25-30 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the cheese is bubbly.
- Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes before serving.
Mac and cheese is a classic comfort food that’s loved by people of all ages. With this recipe, you’ll be able to enjoy a creamy and cheesy dish that’s both delicious and easy to make. Whether you’re serving this as a side dish or as a main course, it’s sure to be a hit. So, why wait? Grab your apron and let’s get cooking!