I always thought that mac&cheese is one of the most comforting side dishes out there. Who doesn’t like homemade creamy, gooey cheesy pasta that is easy to make?
Learn how to make this delicious recipe that you can serve as a side dish for the holidays or as main dish during the week.
– Elbow pasta – Cheddar cheese – Butter – All-purpose flour – Whole milk & Water – Salt & garlic powder – Red & black pepper – Nutmeg For the topping: – Butter – Bread crumbs – Cheese – Parsley
Notes & Tips
Preheat oven to 350F/180C. In a 13×9-inch baking dish, mix together dry pasta and shredded cheese.
How to make
Make the sauce:
In a large saucepan, on medium-high heat, melt butter. Add flour and cook, whisking constantly for a minute, to get rid of any lumps.
Add water, milk, salt, garlic powder, crushed red pepper, black pepper, and nutmeg. Whisk everything together and cook until the mixture comes to a boil.
Pour the mixture over the pasta and cheese. Cover the pan with aluminum foil. Bake for 30 minutes, until pasta is almost tender.
Prepare the topping:
In the meantime, use a small skillet to melt the 2 tablespoons of butter. Stir in the bread crumbs and the dried parsley.
Remove the pan from the oven, sprinkle bread crumb mixture over the top and add the rest of the shredded cheese.
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Bake, uncovered, for another 12 minutes, until cheese melts and bread crumbs are golden brown.
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