Baked Mac Cheese

Baked Mac Cheese Recipe

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This classic American dish made with pasta is also known as Macaroni Cheese or Macaroni pie. Here the macaroni pasta is baked with cheddar cheese. It is a hit among kids and the adults love it too!
To this basic recipe you can add flavourings of your choice while making the sauce like ground beef, bacon, garlic etc.
Serves  Preparation Time Cooking Time
4 People
10 minutes
 45 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 2 cups (app. ½ lb) Colavita Gomti (Macaroni Pasta)
  • 3-4 tbsps (tablespoons) breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsps Parmesan cheese

For The Sauce

  • 3 tbsps butter
  • 3 tbsps all purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • ½ tsp (teaspoon) salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper powder
  • 3/4 cup Cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup Mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tbsps Parmesan cheese

Method 

Step 1

Heat a pan over medium low heat and add the butter. Once it melts, add the flour. Mix it and cook it for about a minute.

Step 2

Add the milk little by little while constantly stirring till you get a nice sauce. Add salt and pepper and switch off.

Step 3

Add the grated cheese and cover the pan. The heat of the sauce will melt the cheese.

Step 4

In the meantime, cook the pasta as per the instructions on the pack.

Step 5

In a deep big pot bring plenty of water to a boil. Add salt and the pasta.

Step 6

Cook till the pasta turns soft but not mushy. Drain the water and add it to the sauce.

Step 7

Mix the pasta with the sauce till the sauce coats it nicely.

Step 8

You can serve the mac and cheese as such or go ahead and bake it. Baking takes it to a whole new level.

Step 9

Put the macaroni cheese in a baking dish or a casserole.

Step 10

Spread the bread crumbs and parmesan cheese on top.

Step 11

Drizzle few drops of olive oil on top of the bread crumbs.

Step 12

Bake in the over preheated at 400 degree F (200 degree C) for 20 minutes or till the sauce bubbles up and the top is browned.

Step 13

Baked macaroni and cheese is ready to be served with a fresh side salad.

Step 14

Enjoy your delicious Colavita baked mac and cheese cuisine with your family or friends.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 1/2 cup

Calories 347 Calories from Fat 140
Total Fat 15.5 g 24% Saturated Fat 8.9 g 45%
Trans Fat 0.0 g Cholesterol 76 mg 25%
Sodium 1 mg 0% Potassium 181 mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 36.6 g 12% Dietary Fiber 1.1 g 4%
Sugars 2.3 g Protein 14.6 g
Vitamin A 9% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 25% Iron 12%

* Based on a 2000 calorie diet
Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation..

Tips:

  • The left over mac and cheese can be used to spread on a toast and make a quick macaroni sandwich.
  • Mac and cheese can also be used as a filling to make samosas or rolls.
  • If you want a healthier option, cook some vegetables like broccoli or celery and puree it. Add the mac and cheese, the vegetable puree and some stock and boil it. You will get a cheesy soup in no time.