Cheesy Macaroni (Mac Cheese)

Some dishes that are intended to please the little devil at home often end up being consumed by The Husband. Now, I was not remotely aware that he would be fascinated by a cheesy sauce that was mildly flavored to suit the kids palate.  The point to drive is that it is a lovely treat to enjoy when you are craving some thing to comfort you instantaneously.

1 cup Macaroni pasta (cooked till Al Dente - about 10-12 min in boiling water)
1 cup whole milk (full fat)
1/4 cup cream (whole milk)
2 tbsp All purpose flour
1/2 cup grated parmesan/ cheddar
2 tbsp butter
1 tspn salt
1 tspn seasoning of choice (nutmeg/ pepper/ paprika/ oregano)
1) In a sauce pan, heat the butter.
2) Add the flour. Saute it till it is coated well in butter and not lumpy
3) Add a steady stream of milk while continuously stirring so that there are no lumps formed. Let it simmer for a while
4) Add the cream and cheese and mix well
5) Season with salt and other spices and herbs of your choice.
6) In a baking dish, put the cooked macaroni.
7) Pour the sauce on top.
8) Add more cheese if you like (I didn't, the taste was fine).
9) Bake in preheated oven for 10 min at 180c or in microwave for 3 min on high.

Serve hot with toasted bread or crackers.


Chef Mireille said…
I have my version of this in my drafts. yours looks very cheesy, although we usually incorporate the sauce into the pasta and not just pour on top
Unknown said…
very cheesy and delicious..
Srivalli said…
I have done both ways and love it Pradnya...I always say why cheese only for the lil ones..I love it too..:)
Priya Suresh said…
Who will say no to this irresistible mac cheese, just love it anytime.
Yumgoggle said…
Mac and cheese is a household favorite. Even the adults love this treat. Your version is cheesier and creamier. I'd love to try tonight =)

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Pradnya this is surely sinful!!cream cheese...but surely a treat for kids.
Padmajha said…
I love dishes with cheese too and make it a point to make some extra while preparing something with cheese for lil one.Yummy version...
Unknown said…
Love the dish and it looks lipsmacking.....
divyagcp said…
Tempting dish.. My son loves this. But for some reason my daughter never likes mac and cheese.

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Harini R said…
the kids will surely feast on this!
Cool Lassi(e) said…
Mac and cheese is a favorite of both adults and kids. Looks creamy and delicious!
Usha said…
This is one of those dishes which both kids and adults enjoy eating.

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