Macaroni and Cheese! 6th favorite type of food in US

This classic comfort dish features macaroni pasta cooked in a cheese sauce, often with variations like adding breadcrumbs or additional ingredients like bacon or vegetables.

Here’s how to make it.


  • 8 ounces (225g) elbow macaroni
  • 2 cups (475ml) milk
  • 2 tablespoons (28g) butter
  • 2 tablespoons (16g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups (200g) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika (optional)
  • 1/4 cup (25g) grated Parmesan cheese (optional, for topping)


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a baking dish or casserole dish and set it aside.
  2. Cook the elbow macaroni according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  3. In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the flour and cook for about 1 minute, stirring constantly, until it forms a paste-like consistency.
  4. Gradually whisk in the milk, ensuring there are no lumps. Cook the mixture over medium heat, stirring constantly, until it thickens and comes to a simmer.
  5. Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the shredded cheddar cheese until melted and smooth. Season with salt, black pepper, and paprika (if desired), adjusting to taste.
  6. Add the cooked macaroni to the cheese sauce and stir until the macaroni is evenly coated.
  7. Transfer the macaroni and cheese mixture to the greased baking dish. Sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese on top for an extra cheesy crust, if desired.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes, or until the top is golden and bubbly.
  9. Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving.

Enjoy your homemade Macaroni and Cheese!

Note: Feel free to customize this recipe by adding cooked bacon, diced tomatoes, sautéed onions, or other ingredients of your choice to enhance the flavor.

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