29 September 2020 | Raidis Estate, Raidis Recipes | Raidis Estate
Mac and Cheese for some cheesy school holiday fun
Are you feeding a lot of hungry young mouths this school holidays? Having several delish recipes on hand will be super helpful in getting through the school holidays with your sanity intact.
This Mac and Cheese is as classic as they come and has four different types of cheese.
The adults will love this recipe as well, and you can add some BBQ chicken for something a bit more special.
What you’ll need:
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, plus more for baking dish
1 bag of elbow macaroni
1/2 cup flour
5 cups whole milk
1 1/2 tsp of salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp of mustard powder
3 cups of shredded Cheddar
2 cups of shredded Gruyère
1 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan, divided
1 cup of panko breadcrumbs
3 tbsp of extra-virgin olive oil
Freshly chopped parsley, to garnish
Preheat oven to 190 degrees and butter a baking dish. In a large pot of salted, boiling water, cook macaroni until al dente. Drain and set aside.
In a large saucepan, melt 1 stick butter. Sprinkle over the flour and cook until slightly golden, 2 to 3 minutes. Pour in milk and whisk until combined.
Season with mustard powder, salt, and pepper. Let simmer until starting to thicken, about 5 minutes.
Remove pan from heat and whisk in Cheddar, Gruyère, and 1 cup Parmesan. Continue whisking until melted and smooth. Stir in cooked macaroni and transfer to prepared baking dish.
In a small bowl, combine remaining Parmesan with Panko and oil. Sprinkle mixture over macaroni, then season with more black pepper.
Bake until bubbly and golden, 25 to 30 minutes.
Garnish with parsley before serving. Let sit 10 minutes before serving.