This one definitely is not for the calorie conscious, but once in a while it is good to indulge! Like we did recently 🙂
Here is how the recipe for baked macaroni goes:
1 package macaroni (~250 gms)
Butter- 4 Tbsp
All Purpose Flour (Maida)- 4 Tbsp
1 – 1.5 cup milk
1 cup cream
1/2 teaspoon salt
Fresh ground black pepper, to taste
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
Preheat oven to 250°C – ~ 450°F.
Bring a pot of water to boil. Add macaroni in it drain & rinse according to package directions; set aside.
Now melt butter in a saucepan. Add flour mixed with salt and pepper, using a whisk to stir until well blended. Pour milk and cream in gradually; stirring constantly. Boil it for 3-5 minutes (stirring constantly). Reduce heat and cook 10 minutes as you stir it.
Add shredded cheese gradually and let it simmer an additional 5 minutes, or until cheese melts.
Take it off heat. Add macaroni to this. Now transfer macaroni to a buttered baking dish.
Bake for 20 minutes until the top is golden brown. Serve with Garlic Sticks or Buttered toast.
You can add olive oil with butter.
If you like garlic flavor or veggies, you can heat additional butter in a separate saucepan and add garlic paste, fry it and add veggies to this and cook them. You can add this to the cooked pasta and sauce in the baking dish.