Ingredients (for 2 persons):
- 150 gm pasta (short and twisted macaroni)
- 25 gm butter
- 25 gm flour
- 300 ml milk
- 200 gm grated cheddar + cheeses you have in your fridge
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp pepper
Do you have several types of cheese in the fridge and are wondering what to do with them? Worry not, for in 3 simple steps, you can make yourself the best American mac & cheese.
Step 1: Boil lightly salted water in a large pot. Once the water starts boiling, add the pasta. For this recipe, I recommend short and twisted macaroni.
Step 2: Time for the sauce! Place a pan on low heat and add the butter. After it melts completely, add all of the flour in one go and mix thoroughly until it is homogenized.
Now, pour the warm milk, gradually, and in small batches, and mix well after each addition. Boil the bechamel sauce over low heat, stirring continuously, until it acquires a creamy consistency (approx. 10 minutes). Grate the cheddar cheese and add all the types of cheese you have in the fridge (I put parmesan, mozzarella, melted cheese, gouda cheese). Add salt and pepper.
Step 3: Transfer the cooked macaroni to a ceramic bowl and layer the bechamel sauce on top. Now place this in a pre-heated 200 degrees Celsius oven and leave for 10-15 minutes. You can also put grated parmesan on top to get that brown crust.
Finish! You can enjoy hot or cold mac & cheese. It can also be eaten as a takeaway, for lunch.