Resep: Baked Mac 'n Cheese Recipe



Pasta is Italian but Macaroni 'n Cheese is American. Cheese sauce made from roux, sharp cheddar cheese, sometimes grated nutmeg included. Some people also like to add dried herbs such as oregano or thyme, to me garlic works really good so instead of adding some herbs, you may want to try garlic. Bread crumbs is just lovely to be put on top of the mac n cheese, it gives crunchy texture. Well, I'm out of bread crumbs at that time, replaced it with grated dry pita bread, yes it works! 

Ingredients:
  • 250 gr dry macaroni, cooked by following the package instruction
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups red cheddar cheese
  • couple cloves of garlic, grated
  • panko bread crumbs
  • bacon or beef bacon / smoked beef, sliced
  • grated nutmeg (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste
Directions:
  • In a sauce pan, melt the butter, saute the garlic and bacon (if you're using)
  • Add flour, mix well, pour the milk slowly to prevent lumpy sauce
  • Add the cheese and seasoning
  • Mix the cheese sauce and cooked macaroni, pour into your baking pan, top it with bread crumbs
  • Bake at 220 C for about 20 - 30 minutes

Alternatively you can also use my Bechamel Sauce recipe, add cheese of your choice, just make sure to add more liquid. I found cheddar, parmesan, and mimolette were great well any of your favorite cheese will do.


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