Classic Meatloaf with Macaroni & Cheese

Gathering the family for supper tonight? Try this traditional combination of meatloaf and mac and cheese; it’s the ultimate comfort meal!

Ingredients:

**For the Meatloaf:**

– 1.5 pounds ground beef

– 1 onion, finely chopped

– 2 cloves garlic, minced

– 1 cup breadcrumbs

– 1/2 cup milk

– 2 large eggs

– 2 tablespoons ketchup

– 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

– 1 teaspoon salt

– 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

– 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

– 1/2 cup ketchup (for topping)

**For the Macaroni & Cheese:**

– 8 ounces macaroni

– 2 tablespoons butter

– 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

– 2 cups milk

– 8 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded

– 1/2 teaspoon salt

– 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

– 1/4 teaspoon paprika

Directions:

**For the Meatloaf:**

Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).

In a large bowl, mix together ground beef, onion, garlic, breadcrumbs, milk, eggs, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, and thyme until well combined.

Press the mixture into a loaf pan. Spread the additional ketchup over the top.

Bake for 1 hour, or until cooked through. Let rest for 10 minutes before slicing.

**For the Macaroni & Cheese:**

Cook macaroni according to package instructions; drain and set aside.

In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour to form a roux, cooking for 1 minute.

Gradually whisk in milk until smooth. Bring to a simmer, stirring constantly, until thickened.

Remove from heat and stir in cheddar cheese until melted. Season with salt, pepper, and paprika.

Combine cheese sauce with macaroni, then transfer to a baking dish.

Bake at 375°F (190°C) for 20 minutes, or until bubbly and golden.

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Classic Meatloaf with Macaroni & Cheese

Gathering the family for supper tonight? Try this traditional combination of meatloaf and mac and cheese; it’s the ultimate comfort meal!

**For the Meatloaf:**

  • – 1.5 pounds ground beef
  • – 1 onion (finely chopped)
  • – 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • – 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • – 1/2 cup milk
  • – 2 large eggs
  • – 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • – 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • – 1 teaspoon salt
  • – 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • – 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • – 1/2 cup ketchup (for topping)

**For the Macaroni & Cheese:**

  • – 8 ounces macaroni
  • – 2 tablespoons butter
  • – 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • – 2 cups milk
  • – 8 ounces cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • – 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • – 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • – 1/4 teaspoon paprika

**For the Meatloaf:**

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a large bowl, mix together ground beef, onion, garlic, breadcrumbs, milk, eggs, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, and thyme until well combined.
  3. Press the mixture into a loaf pan. Spread the additional ketchup over the top.
  4. Bake for 1 hour, or until cooked through. Let rest for 10 minutes before slicing.

**For the Macaroni & Cheese:**

  1. Cook macaroni according to package instructions; drain and set aside.
  2. In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour to form a roux, cooking for 1 minute.
  3. Gradually whisk in milk until smooth. Bring to a simmer, stirring constantly, until thickened.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in cheddar cheese until melted. Season with salt, pepper, and paprika.
  5. Combine cheese sauce with macaroni, then transfer to a baking dish.
  6. Bake at 375°F (190°C) for 20 minutes, or until bubbly and golden.
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Classic Meatloaf with Macaroni & Cheese

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