Macaroni And Cheese Recipe



 

Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Overview: Macaroni and cheese is a beloved comfort food made with pasta and a creamy cheese sauce. This dish has its origins in Europe and became a staple in American cuisine, especially popular among children and families. It is easy to prepare and can be customized with various add-ins.

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz elbow macaroni
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter

Nutrition (per serving, based on 8 servings):

  • Calories: 420
  • Protein: 16g
  • Carbohydrates: 30g
  • Fat: 28g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 4g

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a baking dish.
  2. Cook the elbow macaroni according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  3. In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the flour and cook for 1-2 minutes, until lightly browned.
  4. Gradually whisk in the milk and heavy cream, continuing to whisk until the mixture is smooth and thickened.
  5. Stir in the shredded cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, and grated Parmesan cheese until melted and smooth.
  6. Add the cooked macaroni to the cheese sauce and mix until well coated.
  7. Season with salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and paprika.
  8. Transfer the mac and cheese to the prepared baking dish.
  9. In a small bowl, combine the breadcrumbs and melted butter. Sprinkle evenly over the top of the mac and cheese.
  10. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, until the top is golden brown and crispy.
  11. Serve hot.

Kitchen Tools Required:

  • Large pot
  • Whisk
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Baking dish
  • Small bowl

Interesting Background: Macaroni and cheese has a long history, with origins in Italy and France. It was introduced to the United States by Thomas Jefferson, who served a version of the dish at a state dinner. Over time, it became a popular comfort food, particularly in the Southern United States. Today, it is enjoyed by people of all ages and is often found at family gatherings and holiday dinners.

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Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Overview: Macaroni and cheese is a beloved comfort food made with pasta and a creamy cheese sauce. This dish has its origins in Europe and became a staple in American cuisine, especially popular among children and families. It is easy to prepare and can be customized with various add-ins.

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz elbow macaroni
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter

Nutrition (per serving, based on 8 servings):

  • Calories: 420
  • Protein: 16g
  • Carbohydrates: 30g
  • Fat: 28g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 4g

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a baking dish.
  2. Cook the elbow macaroni according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  3. In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the flour and cook for 1-2 minutes, until lightly browned.
  4. Gradually whisk in the milk and heavy cream, continuing to whisk until the mixture is smooth and thickened.
  5. Stir in the shredded cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, and grated Parmesan cheese until melted and smooth.
  6. Add the cooked macaroni to the cheese sauce and mix until well coated.
  7. Season with salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and paprika.
  8. Transfer the mac and cheese to the prepared baking dish.
  9. In a small bowl, combine the breadcrumbs and melted butter. Sprinkle evenly over the top of the mac and cheese.
  10. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, until the top is golden brown and crispy.
  11. Serve hot.

Kitchen Tools Required:

  • Large pot
  • Whisk
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Baking dish
  • Small bowl

Interesting Background: Macaroni and cheese has a long history, with origins in Italy and France. It was introduced to the United States by Thomas Jefferson, who served a version of the dish at a state dinner. Over time, it became a popular comfort food, particularly in the Southern United States. Today, it is enjoyed by people of all ages and is often found at family gatherings and holiday dinners.

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Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Overview: Macaroni and cheese is a beloved comfort food made with pasta and a creamy cheese sauce. This dish has its origins in Europe and became a staple in American cuisine, especially popular among children and families. It is easy to prepare and can be customized with various add-ins.

Ingredients:

Nutrition (per serving, based on 8 servings):

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a baking dish.
  2. Cook the elbow macaroni according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  3. In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the flour and cook for 1-2 minutes, until lightly browned.
  4. Gradually whisk in the milk and heavy cream, continuing to whisk until the mixture is smooth and thickened.
  5. Stir in the shredded cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, and grated Parmesan cheese until melted and smooth.
  6. Add the cooked macaroni to the cheese sauce and mix until well coated.
  7. Season with salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and paprika.
  8. Transfer the mac and cheese to the prepared baking dish.
  9. In a small bowl, combine the breadcrumbs and melted butter. Sprinkle evenly over the top of the mac and cheese.
  10. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, until the top is golden brown and crispy.
  11. Serve hot.

Kitchen Tools Required:

Interesting Background: Macaroni and cheese has a long history, with origins in Italy and France. It was introduced to the United States by Thomas Jefferson, who served a version of the dish at a state dinner. Over time, it became a popular comfort food, particularly in the Southern United States. Today, it is enjoyed by people of all ages and is often found at family gatherings and holiday dinners.

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