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Baked Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

So I made a classic baked macaroni and cheese for our Christmas lunch at Aunty Thelma’s last December.
It was my first time baking it, usually I just cook it over the stove.
Recipe adapted from here.
You can also use this same recipe to make a one-pot macaroni and cheese, details below. :)

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Ingredients

230 g elbow macaroni
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 block or 230 g sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded and divided

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Shredded Cheddar Cheese. Yum !

Directions:

  1. Prepare pasta according to package directions. Keep warm.
  2. Melt butter in a large saucepan (I used a pot) over medium-low heat; whisk in flour until smooth. Cook, whisking constantly, 2 minutes. Gradually whisk in milk, and cook, whisking constantly, 5 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in salt, black and red pepper and 1 cup shredded cheese, and cooked pasta.
  3. Lightly grease a 2 liter baking dish and pour cooked pasta into it.
  4. Pour mixture cheese mixture into the pasta, top with remaining 1 cup cheese.
  5. Bake at 200°C for 20 minutes or until bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

(One-Pot Macaroni and Cheese: Prepare recipe as directed, stirring all grated Cheddar cheese into thickened milk mixture until melted. Add cooked pasta, and serve immediately.)

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

My baked macaroni and cheese ! :)

Happy baking and eating everyone !

xoxo

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