Last Updated: April 13, 2020
I have always loved eating Mac & Cheese since I was a kid. My motto was always “the creamier, the better” when it came to this yummy dish. Making this pasta seemed like a good idea with the ‘Circuit Breakers’ in place, since the cost of ordering food delivery every day really adds up.
If you’ve seen our other #Stayhome recipes (Ramen Pancake, Bak Chor Mee, Spicy Korean Fried Chicken, 5-Ingredient Shrimp Wanton Noodles and One-Pot Chicken & Mushroom Rice), you’ll notice that they’re all Asian dishes.
This time, try your hand at one of the most famous Western dishes, and one of my favourite childhood meals: Mac & Cheese.
There are many variations out there when it comes to Mac & Cheese, and this is one that is focused on making the creamy, white sauce. If you’re looking for a simpler alternative, you can just use bottled Alfredo sauce (I typically prefer the Leggos Alfredo sauce).
An absolutely delicious meal you can share with your family members at home, Mac & Cheese is a yummy dish that can be enjoyed by people of all ages.
Preparation time: 15 minutes; Cooking time: 30 minutes
Feeds three to four
Step 1: Prepare all your ingredients in separate bowls so it’s easier to add the various components into the mixture.
Step 2: Boil the macaroni in salted water and drain it once it’s al dente, or to your preference.
Step 3: Melt the butter over medium heat and add the milk/half-and-half mixture to the melted butter. Keep whisking the mixture.
Step 4: Add in the spices and grated cheese whilst whisking constantly to form a thick, gravy-like consistency.
Step 5: Transfer the dried, cooked pasta and the sauce mixture into a large mixing bowl.
Step 6: Add half of the mixture into your casserole dish and sprinkle half of the remaining cheese on top of it.
Step 7: Proceed to add the other half of the pasta mixture and top it all off with the rest of the cheese.
Step 8: Bake this dish at 200 degrees Celcius, or until a bubbly, golden-brown.
Voilà! You now have a delicious Mac & Cheese dish to share with your family.
Feel free to add different toppings of your choice to this delectable pasta dish. I added honey baked ham and garnished my share of the dish with parsley.
I was so surprised at how creamy the sauce was—it was a totally different experience as compared to when I just used Leggos Alfredo sauce as the base. Making my own sauce was definitely more satisfying than just using a pre-packaged base. However, if you’re in a rush, save time by using packaged sauce instead of making your own from scratch.
Sure it may be sinful, but I enjoyed every bite of it and felt very accomplished after completing the Mac & Cheese. Go on, give this recipe a try.
The best thing about this recipe is that you’re able to change it up and tailor it to your own preference. Try it with your favourite pasta, cheeses, and protein and share your results with us!
Expected Damage: S$15 – S$20 per portion