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Easy Homemade Mac and Cheese

Easy Mac and Cheese Recipe

Everyone's favourite this creamy Mac and Cheese is one of the quickest recipes of mine. It's super rich, cheesy, delicious and kid-friendly.

Easy Mac and Cheese

Pasta, cheese and cream! Is there a combination better than this? It's the ultimate comfort food. My no-fuss recipe uses a couple of ingredients for a rich, flavourful sauce. We start by making a roux, then add some seasonings to flavour the sauce and  finally cream, milk and cheese are added to get it all dreamy and rich. My recipe is more close to the classic but you can vary it by adding hot sauce for a kick of chili or mustard paste for some zing. You can also top the Mac and Cheese with breadcrumbs for a crispy golden crust.

Easy Mac and Cheese

TIPS FOR THE PERFECT MAC & CHEESE

  • Use block cheese. Don't use pre-shredded cheese. It doesn't melt well and will make the sauce grainy. 
  • Boil the pasta a minute less than al dente so that it doesn't get mushy later.
  • Don't thicken your cheese sauce too much. You want it to be a little runny.
  • Use multiple cheeses for a richer taste. Some options to combine with cheddar are gouda, cream cheese, gruyere, fontina and swiss.
  • It's not necessary to bake the mac & cheese. The baking makes the top extra crispy and golden which gives a interesting taste and texture.

Easy Mac & Cheese


Easy Mac & Cheese
Yield: 2-3
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Fuss-free recipe of super rich, creamy, delicious and kid friendly Mac & Cheese.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup macaroni
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/2 chicken cube
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp Italian herbs
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese
  • mozzarella cheese

Instructions:

How to cook Easy Mac & Cheese

  1. Start boiling the macaroni in salted boiling water according to package instructions.
  2. Heat butter and oil in a pan and add the flour. Cook it for 2 mins then add the chicken cube, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, white pepper and Italian herbs. Mix well.
  3. Pour in the milk and cream. Stir continuously and get rid of any lumps.
  4. Wait for the sauce to thicken slightly then add in the cheddar cheese. Let it melt. Stir around to get a smooth and silky sauce.
  5. Then add in the macaroni and mix.
  6. Take 3 ramekins and add the macaroni to it. Top with mozzarella cheese.
  7. Bake at 200C for 20 mins until golden on top.
  8. Garnish with chives (optional) and serve hot.

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