Delicious Crust Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

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Delicious Crust Macaroni and Cheese Recipe
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Total Time:
75mins
Recipe by Administrator
Published on November 23, 2023

Indulge in the ultimate comfort food with this mouthwatering crust macaroni and cheese recipe. This classic American dish brings together the creamy goodness of macaroni and cheese with a crispy bread crumb topping. It is the perfect combination of textures and flavors that will leave you craving for more. Enjoy this cheesy delight as a main course or a satisfying side dish. It's easy to make and will surely become a family favorite. Dive into gooey, cheesy goodness with this incredibly delicious crust macaroni and cheese recipe.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups elbow macaroni
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Cook the elbow macaroni according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  3. In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the flour and cook for 2 minutes, until the mixture turns golden brown.
  4. Slowly whisk in the milk and continue cooking until the sauce thickens, about 5 minutes.
  5. Remove the saucepan from heat and stir in the shredded cheddar cheese, salt, black pepper, and paprika until the cheese is melted and the sauce is smooth.
  6. Add the cooked macaroni to the cheese sauce and stir until well coated.
  7. Transfer the macaroni and cheese mixture to a greased baking dish.
  8. Sprinkle the bread crumbs evenly over the top of the macaroni and cheese.
  9. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is bubbling.
  10. Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.
  11. Serve hot and enjoy!

Interesting Facts

  • Macaroni and cheese, also known as mac and cheese, is a popular dish in the United States, often considered a comfort food.
  • Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States, is credited with popularizing macaroni and cheese after encountering it while traveling in Europe.
  • Different variations of macaroni and cheese exist, including baked macaroni and cheese, stovetop macaroni and cheese, and even macaroni and cheese with different types of cheeses.