Irresistable mac ‘n’ cheese
This is the mac & cheese of your dreams!
Total time: 60 minutes
Prep time: 15 minutes, Cook time: 45 minutes
Ingredients for 4 people
3 cups macaroni pasta
1.3 tsp butter
2.5 cups flour
1.3 cups milk
0.75 cup grated cheddar
0.3 cup breadcrumbs
1 pincée salt
1 pincée pepper
1 pincée nutmeg
Step 1/5Add the macaroni to a pot of boiling salted water and cook according to package directions for al dente pasta. Drain and set aside.
Step 2/5Prepare the béchamel sauce. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Once melted, pour in the flour and whisk until the mixture has a sandy texture. Pour in the milk a little at a time, stirring constantly. Continue cooking for 5 to 10 minutes until the béchamel thickens. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg.
Step 3/5Remove from heat and quickly stir ⅔ cup cheddar cheese into the béchamel sauce, then mix until it has completely melted. Add in the al dente pasta and stir.
Step 4/5In a buttered casserole dish, spread out the mac and cheese and sprinkle with bread crumbs and remaining cheddar cheese. Bake 30 minutes at 350 °F.
Step 5/5Serve hot with a nice green salad.
Chefclub's Tips & Hacks
For a touch of spice in this macaroni and cheese recipe, add a spoonful of wholegrain mustard to your béchamel sauce!