Savory Baked Macaroni and Cheese
Create a warm and comforting culinary experience with our delicious Savory Baked Macaroni and Cheese recipe. This classic dish is elevated to new heights, combining rich, creamy cheese sauce with perfectly cooked macaroni, baked to golden perfection. Every bite is a heavenly blend of textures and flavors, making it a favorite for family gatherings and cozy dinners alike.
- 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 grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain.
- In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour, salt, pepper, and paprika until well combined.
- Gradually whisk in milk, then bring to a boil, stirring constantly until the sauce thickens.
- Reduce heat to low, then add shredded cheddar cheese and grated Parmesan cheese. Stir until the cheese is melted and the sauce is smooth.
- Combine cooked macaroni with the cheese sauce, then transfer to a greased baking dish.
- In a small bowl, mix breadcrumbs with chopped parsley and sprinkle over the macaroni.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 25-30 minutes or until the top is golden and bubbly.
- Let it cool for a few minutes, then serve hot and enjoy the cheesy goodness!
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Savor the creamy indulgence of our Savory Baked Macaroni and Cheese, a delightful blend of macaroni and a velvety cheese sauce, baked to perfection. This recipe is a crowd-pleaser and an ideal comfort food option for any occasion.
Nutritional Information: (per serving) Calories: 450, Total Fat: 22g, Saturated Fat: 13g, Cholesterol: 65mg, Sodium: 620mg, Total Carbohydrates: 40g, Dietary Fiber: 2g, Sugars: 7g, Protein: 23g
Make your gatherings memorable with this cheesy delight, and let the rich flavors of our Savory Baked Macaroni and Cheese leave a lasting impression on your taste buds.