Sunday, February 7, 2010

I'm in love! Mac n' Cheese

This has got to be one of my best Mac n' Cheese attempts! So oozy, creamy cheesy! The secret I've found to making a really good mac n' cheese is to used smoked cheese! It really adds an incredible depth.

I believe I've mentioned in my last Mac n' Cheese post that I have been on a mission to create the most perfect Mac n' Cheese. I have made several and they are certainly delicious and different every time. This one is definitely going on my list of tip top Mac n' Cheese.

250g macaroni
50g butter
50g plain flour
3 1/2 cup (900ml) milk
1/2 tsp mustard powder
pinch nutmeg
3/4 cup mature cheddar
3/4 cup Bavarian smoked cheese
3/4 cup fresh breadcrumbs

Instructions:

  • Cook pasta al dente in a pot of salted water
  • Meanwhile, melt the butter in a saucepan , stir in the flour and cook on low-medium for about 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat and gradually stir in the milk. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat again and stir in the smoked cheese and continue to stir until the sauce thickens. Season with salt and pepper, a pinch of nutmeg and stir in the mustard powder.
  • Drain your pasta and mix together with the sauce and 3/4 of the cheddar in a casserole dish. Top with the remaining cheddar then the breadcrumbs.
  • Place under the grill for a few minutes until golden brown
Yummmmmmm!!!

This is definitely not the first entry of Mac n' Cheese for Presto Pasta Nights but it is also definitely not the last! So many people love this dish and this particular version should surely be shared!!


This week is the 150th Presto Pasta Night!!! Well done everyone and a special thanks to Ruth from Once Upon a Feast!
This week is hosted by Susan of The Well Seasoned Cook. Thanks Susan!


6 comments:

Ruth Daniels said...

Sarah, what a perfect dish to celebrate Presto Pasta Night turning 150! As for Mac 'n Cheese dishes...always a star especially during the winter and I agree, this one sounds awesome.

Thnks for sharing.

Susan said...

Bavarian smoked cheese...scrummy! Thanks, Sarah, for your great PPN recipe.

Joanne said...

Oh my gosh I think I'm in love! This looks fantastic! You're right...there is no such thing as too much mac and cheese.

Thanks for the smoked cheese tip!

The Food Hunter said...

I loving this mac and cheese.

TasteMyPlate said...

Thanks everyone (TheFoodHunter, Ruth, Joanna and Susan) for your nice comments. Just getting your comments makes me want to make more Mac n' Cheese this very second!!

Mommy Gourmet said...

OMG... that looks so good I can't stand it!