Cheesy Mac’n Cheese

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Mac ‘n Cheese is one of the most beloved comfort foods worldwide, enjoyed by people of all ages.

It’s a good, simple, and quick recipe to prepare. Macaroni and cheese is a very old recipe, possibly dating back to the Middle Ages. We know for sure that the English brought it to America in the eighteenth century. And with even greater certainty, we know that the recipe was incredibly successful.

Mac ‘n Cheese is a perfect recipe for any occasion, whether it’s a family dinner, a meal for one, or a gathering with friends.

There are many variations with different types of pasta and cheese, but the fundamental point remains the same: baked pasta with a delicious, cheese sauce.

Ingredients

There are thousands of different types of cheese. The most commonly used in Mac ‘n Cheese recipes are various types of cheddar and Gruyère. Let your taste and imagination guide you in choosing the perfect cheeses.

A white bowl of creamy macaroni and cheese with a golden fork, set on a white cloth.

Tips and Tricks for Mac ‘n’ Cheese

It’s important to know how to make a good béchamel sauce. The perfect béchamel sauce for Mac ‘n Cheese should be a bit runny and not too thick.

Be careful not to let the béchamel sauce boil too much; otherwise, when you add the cheese, it will separate instead of melting properly.

Choose several different types of cheese for a unique result. The most commonly used are Cheddar, Gruyère, Gouda, Havarti, and Emmental.

Always check the pasta cooking time. The correct cooking time for pasta for Mac ‘n Cheese is 2/3 minutes less than the cooking time indicated on the package.

Be mindful of salt; salt the pasta normally, but do not salt the béchamel sauce.

A bowl of creamy macaroni and cheese topped with a sprinkle of black pepper, placed on a white cloth with gray stripes.

How to Store

Mac ‘n Cheese can be stored in the refrigerator for not more then 1-2 days.

Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Mac 'n' Cheese is one of the most beloved comfort foods worldwide, enjoyed by people of all ages. It's a good, simple, and quick recipe to prepare.
Course dinner, launch, Main Course
Cuisine American, english, French, Italian
Keyword cheddar, cheese, emmenthal, gouda, mac n cheese
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
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Ingredients

  • 20 gr butter
  • 20 gr of all-purpose flour 
  • 1/2 l Milk
  • 300 gr maccheroni
  • 100 gr Emmenthal cheese
  • 100 gr gouda cheese
  • 100 gr cheddar
  • Salt and pepper
Servings 4 people

Instructions

  • Dice or grate finely the cheeses and set aside.
  • Preheat the oven to 180C/375F on the grill setting.
  • In a large pot, cook the pasta, remembering to drain it 2/3 minutes before the cooking time indicated on the package.
  • Melt the butter in a pot with high sides.
  • Once the butter is melted, add the flour.
  • Mix well using a whisk for a few minutes.
  • Continuing to stir, add the milk over medium-low heat.
  • When the béchamel sauce begins to thicken, add 3/4 of the cheese.
  • Mix the sauce well until it is smooth.
  • Drain the pasta and add it to the cheese sauce.
  • Mix well and transfer the pasta to a high-sided baking dish.
  • Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.
  • Bake for 5-6 minutes.
  • Serve hot and gooey.
  • Enjoy your meal!

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