Three Cheese Garlic Macaroni

    Three Cheese Garlic Macaroni


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    The combination of three cheeses and a little sauteed onion and garlic make this macaroni bake to die for.

    Serves: 8 

    • 300g macaroni
    • 65g butter
    • 1/2 cup minced onion
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic
    • 1/4 cup (30g) plain flour
    • 1/2 cup cream
    • 1 1/2 cups (375ml) milk
    • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard powder
    • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
    • 250g cream cheese, cubed
    • 1 cup grated Swiss cheese
    • 2 cups grated sharp Cheddar cheese
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
    • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

    Preparation:40min  ›  Cook:55min  ›  Ready in:1hour35min 

    1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees C. Lightly grease a 20x30cm baking dish.
    2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
    3. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the onion and cook for 3 minutes until it begins to soften. Add the garlic and continue cooking until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 2 minutes more. Slowly stir in the flour and cook, stirring constantly for 5 minutes.
    4. Stir in the cream and milk and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium-low and stir in mustard powder and liquid smoke; simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add 1 cup of Parmesan cheese, along with the cream cheese, Swiss and Cheddar cheeses; stir until melted. Season to taste with salt and pepper, then stir in the drained macaroni. Pour into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs over the macaroni.
    5. Bake in preheated oven until bubbly and brown, about 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to stand 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

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