Jun 20, 2008

Recipe - Macaroni and Cheese


Summary:

Macaroni and Cheese is loved by most of the kids. Mac and cheese is very easy to make, kids eat without fussing. I make mac and cheese atleast once a week. Usually, I buy the mac and cheese packs, which comes with uncooked pasta/macaroni and the cheese sauce sachet (dry).

I learnt making the cheese sauce from my friend long back with estimation. Measurements are my contributions. I have noticed there are lot of recipes online with almost the same measurements. Making cheese sauce is fairly easy. After I learnt making the cheese sauce, I keep elbow macaroni stocked, and use it when ever needed.

Ingredients:


  • Macaroni pasta - 1 cup
  • Cheese sauce - 1/2 cup
  • Salt - 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Oil - 1 teaspoon

Process:

Cook macaroni in 5 - 6 cups of boiling water at amedium high temperature, with salt and oil for 10 minutes. Set it aside.

Ingredients for cheese sauce:

  • Cheese (swiss or cheddar) - 1/4 cup (grated)
  • Milk - 1/4 cup
  • All purpose flour (Maida)- 1 tablespoon
  • Butter - 1 tablespoon
  • Salt - 1 pinch

Directions to make sauce:

Melt butter in a medium sauce pan at medium temperature. Add all purpose flour to the butter, mix it well. Stir continuously for 2 - 4 minutes and make sure the flour doesn't turn brown. Add milk slowly to the flour mixture, mix well. Let the milk and flour cook well for 8 - 10minutes (approximately), you will notice the milk thickening. Add cheese to the milk mixture, mix well till the cheese is melted. Add salt according to taste.

Add boiled/cooked macaroni to cheese sauce, mix well. Cook for 2minutes and turn off the stove.

Serve hot with some vegetable in the side, to make a complete nutritional meal.

Preparation time: 15 - 20 minutes
Servings: 2 - 3

5 comments:

Asha said...

Oh yes! Kids love it alright!:)

Great looking Mac and cheese DP. My kids always use one of those boxes, one day I have to try the real thing!

Suma Rajesh said...

my daughter smera's fav dish....white sause looks perfect....its good looking too

Jeena said...

Lovely maccaroni and cheese recipe yummy!

Vani said...

Little M loves Mac & cheese most times though there have been times when she said 'no' to it. So simple to make but I use the packed ones too! Pic looks great!

delhibelle said...

Have been avoiding giving my son the boxed version, but now I can treat him to Mac 'n' Cheese at home. Yours looks purrfect!

Online Shops

Disclaimer

Some of the recipes presented here are originally inspired by others. Credit is given to the original postings. I have listed recipes here for my own reference as well as pictures are my addition to the whole cooking experience. Enjoy.