Baked macaroni and cheese is a universal comfort food to have especially when you are not in a good mood. It’s easy and quick to prepare. Best of all, it could be served as a main dish on its own. Mac and cheese can be made in many ways, thanks to the variations that have been passed down in families from one generation to the next.
In this article, we will discover 10 amazing macaroni and cheese recipes that you can follow today and surprise your loved ones with your newly improved cooking skill. Remember that great cooking also depends a lot on the choice of ingredients, so don’t be stingy when it comes to choosing the best pasta, shredded cheddar cheese, or butter.
You will be amazed at how different types of ingredients can make such a difference!
1. Classic Baked Macaroni and Cheese.
This classic macaroni cheese dish is perfect as a side or main dish. It goes well with fried chicken, BBQ meat, or burgers. If you are too lazy to cook, just serve it with a salad and bread.
To prepare 6 servings, you will need about 8 ounces of elbow macaroni. Cook macaroni in salted boiling water, then drain it in a colander. Preheat oven to 350 F. Butter thoroughly a 2-quart baking dish. Melt 4 tablespoons of butter in a saucepan, stir in 4 tablespoons of flour until the mixture becomes smooth. Add ¼ teaspoon of dry mustard, salt and pepper to taste. Pour in 1 cup of light cream and 1 cup of milk and keep stirring until it thickens. Add 2 cups of shredded cheese and stir till all melted. Put the macaroni into the baking dish, pour in the sauce, top with buttered breadcrumbs and bake for about 25 minutes. Serve hot.