CHEESE MACARONI

My deliciously creamy mac and cheese is better than the regular, with an irresistible garlic parmesan cheese sauce and topped with golden, buttery parmesan fried bread crumbs!

Does homemade mac and cheese get any BETTER than this? I don’t think so. Switch up your favourite macaroni cheese recipe and make way for this glorious dish full of flavoured comfort food. I can guarantee THIS will become your new favourite.

INGREDIENTS FOR 4 SERVINGS-

  • 500 grams dry weight pasta

   FOR THE SAUCE :-

  • 1/4 cup butter

  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 1/4 cup flour, all purpose or plain

  • 4 1/2 cups milk, divided (I used skim, but 2% or full fat are fine to use)

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch, or corn flour

  • salt and pepper, to season

  • 1 tablespoon chicken bouillon powder, or a vegetable stock powder

  • 3/4 cup low fat grated cheddar cheese

  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese, divided

  • 6 ounces low fat mozzarella cheese, sliced

LET'S MAKE IT! -

  • Boil pasta in salted water, according to packet instructions (do not over-boil)!  Drain and rinse well with cold water. Set aside.

  • Preheat oven grill or broiler to 190°C | 375°F.

  • Melt the 1/4 cup of butter in the same pan / skillet. Add the garlic and sauté until just fragrant (about 1 minute). Whisk in the flour; continue to cook while whisking (or stirring) for at least 2 minutes. Reduce heat down to low; gradually whisk in 4 cups of the milk (about 1/4 cup at a time), whisking between each addition to combine. Bring to a boil until beginning to thicken.

  • In a separate jug, combine the cornstarch and remaining 1/2 cup milk; whisk until lump free and stir through the white sauce to thicken completely. Season with salt and pepper and stir in the bouillon powder.

  • Remove from heat and add in the cheddar, 3/4 cup of parmesan cheese, and the mozzarella slices. Stir through until all of the cheese has melted. Toss the pasta through the sauce until completely coated.

  • Top with the parmesan cheese. Broil (or grill) in oven for about 10-15 minutes, or until bubbling.

  • Allow to cool down slightly before serving.

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