Baked Mac and Cheese 1 16oz pkg. elbow macaroni ½ cup plus 2 Tbsps. salted butter, divided ½ cup all-purpose flour 1 Tbsp. garlic powder Pepper to taste 4 cups milk 6 cups shredded cheese/cheeses of choice ½ cup panko breadcrumbs Preheat oven to 325°F. Boil pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in large saucepan, melt ½ cup butter over medium heat. Whisk in flour and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add garlic salt and pepper. Slowly pour in milk, whisking until smooth. Heat to low boil and cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 4-5 minutes. Remove from heat. Drain pasta and transfer to a lightly greased 9”x13” baking dish. Sprinkle shredded cheese over pasta. Pour thickened cream sauce over pasta and cheese. Let sit until cheese has melted, then stir together. Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter in small skillet over medium heat. Add breadcrumbs, and cook, stirring constantly, until golden brown, 3-5 minutes. Sprinkle over the mac and cheese. Bake for 14-15 minutes. Serve warm.
January 19, 2023
Baked Mac and Cheese