Baked Mac and Cheese

Baked Mac and Cheese
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This is a Mac and Cheese recipe that is everything you want in a knock-your-socks-off Macaroni Cheese – cheesy and creamy, with perfectly cooked macaroni (no bloated pasta!), plenty of sauce and a crunchy buttery top (essential in my world!)







    Step 1

    PASTA: Cook pasta: Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add macaroni and cook per packet directions MINUS 1 minute. Toss in butter: Drain, return pasta to pot, add butter and toss until melted. Set aside to cool while making the Sauce.

    Step 2

    TOPPING: Mix together Topping. Set aside. * Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F (all oven types).

    Step 3

    Make the roux: In a large saucepan or in an ovenproof skillet (I use my 26cm/9" Lodge cast iron skillet), melt butter over medium heat. Add flour and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.

    Step 4

    Add milk: Add about 1 cup of the milk and mix to dissolve the paste into the milk. Then add remaining milk and mix until lump free (use a whisk if required).

    Step 5

    Add Seasonings: Mix in salt and Seasonings if using.

    Step 6

    Thicken sauce: Cook, stirring/whisking regularly, for 5 – 8 minutes until thickened to a cream consistency. When the sauce coats the back of a wooden spoon, you should be able to draw a path with your finger.

    Step 7

    Add cheese: Remove from stove, add cheese and stir – cheese doesn't need to melt.

    Step 8

    Check salt: Adjust salt to taste (if you use recommended cheeses, you won't need more).

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