Baked Three-Cheese Mac and Cheese, or what a plate of pure comfort food looks like. Creamy, rich, the best mac and cheese I have every tried.
Hands up those of you who like macaroni and cheese! I personally love anything that has cheese in it, and if it is Cheddar cheese, even better.
You can never go wrong with such dishes, they are simple enough to be cooked by anyone, yet so tasty.
One would think a considerable amount of effort has gone into preparing them. Hardly any effort, I must assure you. When it comes to macaroni and cheese, simplicity is the word.
Fancy a night in, but feeling too guilty from your last take-away?
Well, I admit, this may not be the healthiest dish I’ve ever cooked, but hey ho, one should be allowed to indulge from time to time.
I see no harm in it, and then, it is way better than what stores have to offer in terms of comfort food.
At least you know what goes into your food. Loads of cheese, and that’s just heaven.
How do you make baked three-cheese mac and cheese?
It’s a super simple job:
- cook the macaroni according to the packet instructions, drain and transfer to a dish
- in a pan, melt the butter, add the flour whisking well, then pour in the milk, and continue to whisk until it thickens into a sauce
- add half of the cheeses, season with salt and pepper
- pour the sauce over the macaroni, sprinkle over the remaining cheeses and breadcrumbs
- baked for 10-15 minutes until the cheeses melt
The creamy cheese sauce goes super well with any kind of pasta, including lasagna. It’s easy, it’s cheesy, it’s made with simple ingredients, and it’s super delicious.
Can I make the mac and cheese without baking it?
Of course, if in a rush, you can serve the dish straight after adding the cheesy sauce.
It’s still super delicious. But I would leave out the breadcrumbs though, not need for them without baking.
The three-cheese sauce is perfectly cooked at this stage, baking just take the dish to the very next level.
What toppings can be added to the cheesy macaroni?
Apart from the breadcrumbs, which give the dish a nice crunch when the cheese melts, you can add anything else that takes your fancy: cooked bacon, rotisserie chicken, or even some nice veggies.
I have always preached that balance is the key to a happy life, and so it is.
A bit of everything, and the body can only thrive. So, go on, enjoy your plate of macaroni and cheese!
Ok, maybe not every single day, but as long as you also eat plenty of fruit and vegetables, you will be nice and healthy, trust me.
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A lovely baked three-cheese mac and cheese, or what a plate of pure comfort food looks like. Creamy, rich, the best mac and cheese I have every tried.
- 2 cups macaroni
- 1 cup full-fat milk
- 1 cup Cheddar Cheese grated
- 1/2 cup Red Leicester Cheese grated
- 1/2 g Mozzarella Cheese grated
- 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
- 2 tbsp salted butter
- 1 tbsp plain flour
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
Bring a pan of salted water to the boil.
Add the macaroni and boil on a medium heat until cooked. Any kind of pasta should do, it does not necessarily have to be macaroni.
Remove from the heat, drain the water and set aside.
In a saucepan, melt the butter and add the flour, whisk for a few seconds until you get a smooth paste, then add the milk and continue to whisk until it thickens into a sauce.
Add the Red Leicester Cheese together with half of the Cheddar cheese and mix well.
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C (390 degrees Faherenheit).
Transfer the cooked macaroni to an oven-proof dish, then pour over the cheesy sauce.
Season well with ground black pepper. No need for salt, since the cheese is salty anyway.
Sprinkle over breadcrumbs, then scatter over the remaining Cheddar cheese together with the mozzarella cheese.
Bake for 10 to 15 minutes until golden.
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