Mac and Cheese


Course Main Course
Difficulty Low
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people

Ingredients

For the pasta

  • 250 g macaroni or other pasta with holes or shaped like a spiral
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • water to cook the macaroni
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter (optional, see instructions)

For the cheese sauce

  • 50 g unsalted butter
  • 50 g all purpose flour
  • 800 ml milk (can be skimmed)
  • 150 g cheddar cheese, grated
  • 50 g mozzarella cheese, grated
  • to taste salt and pepper

Before taking to the broil

  • 30 g panko or regular breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

For the pasta

  1. Boil the water with the salt. Once heavily boiling add the pasta and let cook.

  2. Take out of the water once al dente and if the sauce is not ready yet add a tbsp of butter and mix so they don't stick to each other.

For the sauce

  1. Melt the butter and add the flour. Whisk them together over medium heat and let them cook for a minute starting from the point where they start to bubble.

  2. Take off the heat and add the milk little by little, whisking in between. This helps avoid lumps forming.

  3. Take back to medium heat and cook while we stir with the whisk. Once it has started to boil you can turn off the heat since it means the flour has now completely cooked.

  4. Add the cheeses and mix until completely melted.

  5. Taste and adjust the level of salt and add pepper.

  6. Mix the sauce with the macaroni.

Before broiling

  1. Put the mac and cheese in individual over-safe dishes or a large dish so everyone can take some.

  2. Mi the panko with the butter and salt and sprinkle over the dishes.

  3. Take to the oven on broil until golden.