Crusty Baked Macaroni and Cheese

    Crusty Baked Macaroni and Cheese


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    If you've never tried real oven baked macaroni, give this recipe a shot. You can adjust the Tabasco and mustard if you like things more or less spicy.

    Serves: 12 

    • 300g macaroni
    • 65g butter, divided
    • 1 small onion, chopped
    • 2 tablespoons plain flour
    • 1 1/2 cups (375ml) milk
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon white pepper
    • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
    • 1/4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
    • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
    • 2 cups grated Cheddar cheese
    • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1 cup grated Cheddar cheese
    • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1 cup dry bread crumbs

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:55min  ›  Ready in:1hour15min 

    1. Preheat an oven to 180 degrees C. Grease a 20x30cm glass baking dish.
    2. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling stir in the macaroni and return to a boil. Cook the pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally until the pasta has cooked through but is still firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain and mix with half of the butter.
    3. While the macaroni is boiling melt the remaining butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the onions and cook until the onions begin to soften, about 3 minutes. Stir in the flour and cook 5 minutes longer. Add the milk and bring to a simmer, stirring frequently. Cook and stir until the milk has thickened, about 10 minutes.
    4. Once thick and smooth stir in the salt, white pepper, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce, mustard, 2 cups of Cheddar cheese and 1/4 cup of Parmesan cheese. Stir until the cheeses have melted, then stir in the macaroni until evenly coated.
    5. Scrape into the prepared baking dish and smooth the top. Toss the remaining 1 cup Cheddar cheese and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese with the dry bread crumbs in a mixing bowl. Sprinkle evenly over the top of the macaroni.
    6. Bake in the preheated oven until the macaroni is hot and the crust is golden brown, about 30 minutes.

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    I love the Mac and Cheese recipes cooked in the oven. This recipe is a good balance between easy and tasty. - 26 Oct 2011

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