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Macaroni and Cheese

   

Macaroni and Cheese
Simple oven-baked mac ‘n’ cheese

This is a really simple recipe for macaroni and cheese. If you love cheese as much as I do, you will certainly like this one-dish pasta delight. I’m officially hooked on baking foods since getting my new oven in December ;p

P.S. I’m hosting Presto Pasta Nights this week, details here.

Ingredients
(Serves 6)

recipe adapted from meals matter & SoGood.TV

- 200g elbow macaroni
- 40g butter
- 2 tbsp flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 300g shredded red cheddar cheese
- 1 piece of plain bread
- 2 cups milk
- 3 tsp grated parmesan cheese (optional)
- 1 bay leaf (optional)
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder (optional)
- 1/2 tsp nutmug powder (optional)

Directions
1. Cook macaroni till al dente according to package instructions. Drain the macaroni in a colander, rinse with cold water and lay them flat on a roasting tray/casserole.
2. Use a food processor/blender to grind a piece of bread till it resembles bread crumbs. Set aside.
3. In a heated saucepan/wok, melt butter. When all the butter has melted, add in the flour and stir gently.
4. Add milk, bay leaf (optional) and continue stirring till mixture thickens.
5. Add salt, pepper and if you like the taste of the following, add them as well – cinnamon powder and nutmug powder. Add half the shredded cheese and reserve the other half for later.
6. When all the cheese has melted and the mixture is even (it should be of a slightly thick consistency), taste a bit of the mixture and season accordingly if needed. Pour the mixture over the macaroni. Stir to make sure that the macaroni is fully coated in the sauce.
7. Top the macaroni with the remaining cheddar cheese, followed by breadcrumbs (you don’t have to use all) and parmesan cheese.
8. Bake at 180C (360F) for about 30 minutes, till the sauce is bubbly and the top is slightly browned.

Macaroni and Cheese
A tray of Mac n Cheese (before baking)

Macaroni and Cheese
The final product

Note: This is my entry for Presto Pasta Nights which I am hosting this week. If you would like to participate, click here to find out the details. Update: Check out the recap here.

More oven-baked delights/baked party food recipes:

Beef Lasagna Perfect Roast Chicken
Chicken and Mushroom Baked Rice Roasted Vegetables

                                           

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43 Responses to “Macaroni and Cheese”

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  1. Pigpigscorner — February 17, 2009 @ 10:37 pm

    mac and cheese! A dish I’ve been dying to make but my fiance hates it =(

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  2. lisaiscooking — February 17, 2009 @ 10:52 pm

    Looks delicious, and I do love cheese! Lovely crust on top.

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  3. Evan — February 18, 2009 @ 12:02 am

    thank u so much for the recipe, wiffy! i’ve been dying to make mac & cheese and yr recipe just came in handy. think i’m making this tmr :D

    oh didn’t know u just got an oven 2 mths ago! hope to see more of yr beautiful bakes in time to come =)

    thx once again for the recipe!

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  4. Joyce — February 18, 2009 @ 12:03 am

    mac and cheese. Simple comfort food, delicious!

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  5. elra — February 18, 2009 @ 12:10 am

    What a meal you have there. And your mac and cheese recipe is very tempting.
    Cheers,
    Elra

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  6. woolly — February 18, 2009 @ 12:20 am

    I love your cheese dish. Is your oven a built in or a stand alone oven?

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  7. Little Corner of Mine — February 18, 2009 @ 12:37 am

    Hehe..my elder daughter favorite! She alway requested this as her kid’s meal.

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  8. tigerfish — February 18, 2009 @ 8:16 am

    I will try this when I have a better oven. Excuses again….ah!

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  9. deeba — February 18, 2009 @ 8:39 am

    Just gorgeous Noob, lip-smacking good stuff! I’m trying to post for your event! xoxo

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  10. Selba — February 18, 2009 @ 9:09 am

    So mouth-watering!!! *slurp*

    Reply

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