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Baked Mac and Cheese

Jun-10-2016
Kartikeya Mishra
15 minutes
Prep Time
35 minutes
Cook Time
6 People
Serves
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ABOUT Baked Mac and Cheese RECIPE

One of the most popular dish in the U.S. which is of English origin. It combines perfectly boiled macaroni with a calorie full cheese sauce topped with bread crumbs. Enjoy this with garlic toast!

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Dinner Party
  • British
  • Whisking
  • Baking
  • Main Dish
  • Egg Free

Ingredients Serving: 6

  1. 200 grams Macaroni
  2. 2 1/2 cup whole milk
  3. 1/2 cup grated processed cheese
  4. 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
  5. salt to taste
  6. 50 grams (3-4 tablespoons) salted butter
  7. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  8. 1/4 cup all purpose flour (maida)
  9. 1 teaspoon oregano
  10. 1/2 teaspoon black pepper powder
  11. 1 teaspoon red chilli flakes or 1/4 teaspoon paprika powder
  12. 4 bread slices

Instructions

  1. Chop off the corners of bread slices and grind them coarsely in a grinder to make crumbs. Add 1 tablespoon melted butter and mix well. Keep aside.
  2. In a heavy bottomed saucepan, heat the remaining butter and add all purpose flour (maida). Cook maida on a low flame for 2 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile heat milk in another vessel. Add 1/3 of the milk to maida, add butter and whisk. Add the remaining milk and whisk until all the lumps get dissolved. Cook sauce on a low flame for about 7 minutes or until it has thickened.
  4. Once the sauce starts to coat the back of a spoon, remove it from heat and add grated cheeses. Mix well until the cheese dissolves. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper powder, oregano and chilli flakes.
  5. Heat 3-4 cups of water in a big pot. Add 3/4 teaspoon salt and 1 tablespoon oil. Once it starts boiling add macaroni and cook until they are 3/4 cooked. They should remain little chewy and not completely cooked. Pass them through a colander pass cold water over them.
  6. Add the macaroni to cheese sauce and coat them completely. Grease an oven safe baking dish with oil and pour the mac and cheese to it. At last cover the top with bread crumbs and bake at 180 degree centigrade for 20-25 minutes.
  7. Serve it warm with garlic bread or fresh garlic toasts.

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Sakshi Khanna
Jun-10-2016
Sakshi Khanna   Jun-10-2016

Baked Mac and Cheese sounds awesome!

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