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 1/5

Add the macaroni to a pot of boiling salted water and cook according to package directions for al dente pasta. Drain and set aside.

Step 2/5

Prepare 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 3/5

Remove 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 4/5

In 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 5/5

Serve 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!