Cheat Day Worthy Mac ‘n’ Cheese
Have you ever had one of those days where you just crave comfort food? We all have, and on those cheat days, there’s nothing quite like a steaming hot plate of Mac ‘n’ Cheese to hit the spot. Our Cheat Day Worthy Mac ‘n’ Cheese recipe is the ultimate indulgence. Creamy, cheesy, and oh-so-satisfying, it’s the perfect treat for those times when you want to throw calorie counting out the window and simply enjoy the deliciousness of life.
- 2 cups elbow macaroni
- 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- Cook the elbow macaroni according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
- In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the flour and cook for 1-2 minutes until it forms a paste and starts to turn golden brown.
- Gradually whisk in the milk and heavy cream, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens and becomes smooth.
- Reduce heat to low, then add 3 cups of shredded cheddar cheese, stirring until the cheese is melted and the sauce is creamy.
- Season the cheese sauce with salt, black pepper, and paprika. Adjust seasoning to taste.
- Stir the cooked macaroni into the cheese sauce until well coated.
- Transfer the mac ‘n’ cheese to a serving dish and sprinkle the remaining cheddar cheese on top.
- Broil in the oven for 2-3 minutes until the cheese is bubbly and golden brown.
- Serve hot and enjoy your indulgent Cheat Day Worthy Mac ‘n’ Cheese!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 6 servings
Creamy, cheesy, and utterly delicious, our Cheat Day Worthy Mac ‘n’ Cheese is the ultimate comfort food for those special indulgent moments.
Nutrition Information (per serving): Calories: 450, Fat: 28g, Carbohydrates: 30g, Protein: 19g
Are you ready to satisfy your craving for the ultimate comfort food? This Cheat Day Worthy Mac ‘n’ Cheese is not your average macaroni and cheese; it’s a flavorful, cheesy masterpiece that will have you coming back for seconds. So, go ahead, treat yourself to a cheat day and savor every creamy, cheesy bite of this irresistible dish.