Baked Macaroni Cheese

Baked Macaroni Cheese Recipe

 

As comfort foods go Mac & Cheese is right up there and is great served by itself or as a side dish with a tender steak.  This Baked Macaroni cheese casserole recipe has been refined over many attempts and I'm pretty happy with it.

 

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Yield: 8 Serves

 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of macaroni , you can substitute Penne or another favorite pasta if you like.
  • 1 onion diced.
  • 3 rashers of bacon.
  • 1 tablespoon of crushed garlic.
  • 6 tablespoons of butter.
  • 1 free range egg
  • 1 cup of cream
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 300g grated cheddar.
  • 2 cups of Panko breadcrumbs.

 

Method

  • Heat Oven to 350°F (180°C )
  • Cook the macaroni in salted boiling water until it is almost al dente.
  • Heat 3 tablespons of butter in a large saucepan.
  • Cook the diced bacon, onion, and garlic until the onion is translucent but not browned.
  • Add 1 cup of plain flour and mix into the onion mixture until the flour is a golden color.
  • Add 1 cup of milk and stir until smooth.
  • Add 1 cup of thick cream and 200g of cheese and stir until thickened
  • Drain the pasta and combine it into the cheese sauce.
  • Place pasta mix into a medium casserole dish.
  • Melt remaining butter in a medium pan and combine with the breadcrumbs and remaining cheese.
  • Spread the breadcrumb mix over the pasta and  bake in the pre-heated oven until golden brown.

 

 

 

 

Rob Galloway

 

 

 

 

 

 

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