DELICIOUS BAKED MAC AND CHEESE

delicious mac and cheese

Hey guys, I hope you had a fabulous weekend. My weekend was full of spring cleaning, cooking and lots of playing with my son which is practically what happens every other weekend. My son really loves pasta and anything you can throw into pasta he will be up for it. I decided to make mac and cheese because his milk allergy has started going away and I was excited that he can at least start eating some cheese and desserts which he missed out on when he was younger. If you missed my Gousto trial, do find it here. This is my delicious baked mac and cheese recipe and I hope you love it as much as we did.

delicious baked mac and cheese

INGREDIENTS

  • 250gms Macaroni pasta
  • 175gms Pancetta
  • 4 Spring onions
  • 100gms Grated Cheddar cheese
  • 50gms Stilton cheese
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon of Butter
  • 2½ Tablespoons of flour
  • 2 cups of Milk
  • 50gms breadcrumbs
  • Nutmeg
  • Paprika
  • Mustard powder

METHOD

  • In a saucepan on medium heat, put your pancetta and let it cook for around five minutes. Meanwhile

delicious baked mac and cheese

  • Boil your pasta water and cook it according to your package instructions and then drain.
  • Then take your spring onions and chop them remembering to keep stirring the pancetta, by now it will have cooked enough. Take it out from the heat and put in the spring onions and mix them together.

delicious mac and cheese

  • In another pan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the flour and stir to form a roux.

delicious mac and cheese

  • At this time change to a  whisk and start adding the milk gradually while whisking and let the sauce cook for 10-15 minutes or until the sauce is thickened.

delicious mac and cheese

  • Put in 2 dashes of nutmeg and paprika, salt to taste and then a teaspoon of mustard powder and whisk again.

delicious mac and cheese

  • Remove from the heat and add in your grated cheddar cheese.

delicious mac and cheese

  • Make sure the cheese has melted completely and add some black pepper.

delicious mac and cheese

  • Place the drained pasta into the sauce and mix well, then take your pancetta and spring onion mix and stir it in the pasta.

delicious mac and cheese

  • Transfer the mix into an ovenproof dish, take your breadcrumbs and sprinkle on top of the pasta.

delicious mac and cheese

  • Then take your stilton cheese and crumble it on top of the breadcrumbs ensuring it covers it evenly.

delicious mac and cheese

  • Place it in the oven at 200°Celsius until the cheese is brown and bubbling and start doing your happy dance if you may.

delicious mac and cheese

  • Serve and enjoy.

delicious mac and cheese

Note: This makes a lot of mac and cheese and can be eaten the next day as left-overs. If you want to make less just reduce the amount of macaroni, cheese and the amount of flour you use to make the roux. I did have it for breakfast the next day and it still tasted as heavenly as it did the before.
There you have it, a delicious baked mac and cheese to be enjoyed any time and if you want the best pasta sauce do check it out here and my twist on a Hawaiian pizza which I bet you would never think would work but it really does. If you have any questions about any of my recipes, do ask in the comments below. What do you put in your mac and cheese?

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