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Creamy homemade baked mac n cheese is a family favorite and classic with its creamy and gooey cheese covered pasta topped with more cheese and panko crumbs to give it a nice crunch. Kids love it and it's so easy to make especially the crunchy cheesy topping! - adventuresofb2.com

Baked Mac and Cheese

Creamy homemade mac n cheese is a family favorite and classic with its creamy, gooey, cheesy pasta topped with more cheese and panko crumbs to give it a nice crunch. Kids love it and it's so easy to make especially the crunchy cheesy topping!

Course Main Course
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 12 oz elbow macaroni
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese
  • 3 cup milk
  • 2 1/2 tbsp flour
  • 2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/2 panko crumbs
  • 1 pinch paprika

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.

  2. Cook pasta al dente.

  3. In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour to start making a roux. Add in milk one cup at a time, stirring constantly.

  4. Stir in cheeses and allow to simmer until sauce thickens. about 3-5 minutes.

  5. Pour macaroni into the casserole dish and pour sauce on top. Gently stir to coat.

  6. Melt 2 tbsp of butter in a small bowl. Stir in panko crumbs and a pinch of paprika. Stir.

  7. Add to top of macaroni. Bake for 30 min then enjoy!