This creamy, crumb-topped macaroni and cheese is not only a great side dish for the holidays, but also one of the best comfort foods for any time of the year. It is quick and easy to make; most people already have all of these ingredients in their kitchen.
Ingredients needed to make six servings:
1½ cups of uncooked elbow macaroni
5 tablespoons of butter, divided
3 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon of salt
¼ teaspoon of pepper
1½ cups of milk
1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
2 ounces of Velveeta cheese
1 tablespoon of dry bread crumbs
Cook the macaroni according to package instructions. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, melt four tablespoons of butter over medium heat. Stir in flour, salt and pepper until smooth. Gradually add milk.
Bring to a boil, then cook and stir for two minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat. Add the cheeses and stir until they melt. Gradually add milk.
Transfer the macaroni to a greased 1½-qt. baking dish. Pour cheese sauce over the macaroni and mix well. Next, melt the remaining butter and add the bread crumbs. Sprinkle over top.
Lastly, bake, uncovered, at 375° for 30 minutes or until heated through and topping is golden brown.
This recipe will make the tastiest macaroni and cheese you will ever eat, or at least it will taste better than Golden Corral’s macaroni and cheese. Enjoy and be prepared to make copies of this recipe for your friends!