If you look up comfort food in the dictionary, pretty sure there is a picture of mac and cheese next to it. It’s a lifelong comfort too. There’s a reason mac and cheese is sometimes the only food a kid will eat….because it’s delicious! This takes mac and cheese and adds a whole new layer, literally. Panko and cheddar cheese topping that is toasted in the oven on a sheet pan. What?! This is some good mac and cheese too, so good.
I made this, took photos and then just sat by myself at the table eating this off the sheet pan that was still in the photo set up. Am I the saddest person ever or the most fabulous. Wait, don’t answer that.
Creamy, cheesy with a little crunchy top. Perfect Sheet Pan Mac and Cheese.
1 large box (16 ounces) large elbow macaroni
4 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1/2 onion, chopped
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon paprika
2 cups whole milk
1 cup heavy cream
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
Kosher salt and ground black pepper, to taste
4 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
1 cup Panko