Homemade Baked Mac & Cheese

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Macaroni & Cheese or in short form Mac & Cheese is a pasta dish widely spread in North America & the UK. Macaroni are mixed with a cheese sauce and then baked in the oven.

There are a variety of different recipes for the sauce and the types of cheese used. In today’s post I will show you a simple and easy recipe with grated cheddar & grated alpine cheese. Have fun cooking ūüėČ




Cooked/Baked today: Homemade Baked Mac & Cheese
Difficulty: Easy – Medium
Preparation Time: 40 minutes
Category: Main Dishes, Vegetarian Recipes, Fast Food, American Cuisine, Pasta & Noodle Dishes
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Homemade Baked Mac & Cheese

Homemade Baked Mac & Cheese

Homemade Baked Mac & Cheese

Homemade Baked Mac & Cheese

Ingredients for 2 – 3 servings:

  • 250 grams cavatelli or corkscrew pasta
  • 500 milliliters milk
  • 150 grams grated cheddar cheese
  • 100 grams alpine or mountain cheese
  • 30 grams butter
  • 30 grams flour
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • ¬ľ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¬ľ teaspoon nutmeg
  • Salt & pepper/span>

Required kitchen gadgets, helper & preparations:

  • Large pot to cook the pasta
  • Colander
  • Saucepan for the cheese sauce
  • Whisk
  • Baking dish

Instructions:




…preparations:

Bring to a boil a large pot of salted water, add 250 grams cavatelli or corkscrew pasta & cook for about 7 – 8 minutes or according to package directions. Drain the done pasta over a colander & allow to rest for further use. Preheat the oven to 200¬įC (top/bottom heat).

…for the cheese sauce:

Give 30 grams butter into a saucepan & allow to melt over medium heat. Once the butter is completely melted & starts to foam add 30 grams flour & whisk together until well combined.

Cooking Cheese Sauce

Cooking Cheese Sauce

Next, pour in 150 milliliters milk & stir together with a whisk until free of flour lumps, then pour in the remaining 350 milliliters milk & stir together.




Season the sauce with 1 teaspoon mustard, ¬ľ teaspoon garlic powder, ¬ľ teaspoon nutmeg & a good pinch of salt & pepper, then bring to a boil over medium heat while stirring constantly.

Allow to simmer for about 2 – 3 minutes until the sauce thickens noticeable while stirring constantly with a whisk. Then remove the saucepan from heat & add the grated cheddar & alpine cheese as well as 2 tablespoons of sour cream & allow the cheese to melt in the hot sauce.

Mac & Cheese Before Baking

Mac & Cheese Before Baking

…for the Mac & Cheese Dish:

Spread the cavatelli pasta into a suitable baking dish & pour the cheese sauce over them, so that the noodles are covered completely. Bake the Mac & Cheese for about 20 – 25 minutes in the preheated oven until the surface is golden brown & crispy.

Get the done Mac & Cheese out of the oven & serve on plates.




I wish you lots of fun cooking ūüėČ

Video Tutorial:

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