Mac N Cheese

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This post is a part of  the mega Blogging Marathon and A-Z challenge. I have chosen ‘popular American dishes’ as my theme.

We are exactly at the middle of this alphabetical journey. M for middle, huh!! But in America, M is for Mac N Cheese! I didn’t look for another option for this alphabet. Mashed potatoes might come close, but nah, M is for Mac N cheese.

Its a surprise that my kid is not a big fan of this dish. Well, he is at a stage where in he is not a fan of food at all!! He is more into cookies and the ready made foods nowadays. He does like salads though, so I shouldn’t start complaining…yet!

I have to say that the journey till the middle alphabet was a smooth one. I was almost done with posts for the first two weeks. But for the next week I will have to do some pretty quick cooking to see me through this. Boy, its gonna be bumpy! But in the meanwhile mmmm….for M!

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Heat oven to 350F/180C. Cook macaroni as per the package instructions. Drain and set aside. For four people, you will need about 200gms or 2 cups uncooked macaroni.

Melt 1/4 cup(4 tablespoons) butter in a pan. Add 2 tablespoons flour. Mix until no lumps remain.

Slowly add 3 cups milk and whisk it in. Season with salt and pepper. Bring it to a boil and let the sauce thicken.

Add 2 cups shredded cheese. Stir until it melts. Turn the heat off and add the cooked pasta. Stir to combine well.

Grease a cast iron skillet or a baking pan with some butter. Pour the mac n cheese. This can be topped with 1/2 cup roasted bread crumbs or 1/2 cup shredded cheese. Bake for 30 minutes or until bubbly. Let it cool a little before serving.

Recipe source: All recipes

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz/ 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoon flour
  • 3 cups milk
  • 2 cups shredded cheese
  • salt and pepper

Optional topping:

  • 1/2 cup cheese
  • Or 1/2 cup breadcrumbs browned in 2 tablespoon butter

Method:

  1. Heat oven to 350F/180C. Cook macaroni as per the package instructions. Drain and set aside. For four people, you will need about 200gms or 2 cups uncooked macaroni.
  2. Melt 1/4 cup(4 tablespoons) butter in a pan. Add 2 tablespoons flour. Mix until no lumps remain. Slowly add 3 cups milk and whisk it in. Season with salt and pepper. Bring it to a boil and let the sauce thicken. Add 2 cups shredded cheese. Stir until it melts. Turn the heat off and add the cooked pasta. Stir to combine well.
  3. Grease a cast iron skillet or a baking pan with some butter. Pour the mac n cheese. This can be topped with 1/2 cup bread crumbs browned in 2 tbsp butter or 1/2 cup shredded cheese. I added a bit of both.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes or until bubbly. Let it cool a little before serving.

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 63

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18 thoughts on “Mac N Cheese

  1. Suma Gandlur says:

    Absolutely a kids’s favorite dish. My daughter would be the best spokesperson for the dish. She is 14 and this is what she carries and has been carrying for lunch all these years. I don’t even understand how a person wouldn’t get bored eating the same stuff every day. I guess it is like our rice and dal to her. Anything else packed comes home untouched.

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  2. Amara says:

    American food is not complete without Mac and Cheese. My kids love it. There are so many toppings we can add to make it flavorful. Love your version:)

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