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Mac and Cheese

Mac and Cheese

In all its simplicity American delicacy Mac and Cheese is unimaginably good. The Mac and Cheese can be served as a side dish or made into a meat filled version as a main course. For a meat filled Mac and Cheese add ham or bacon. You can also add crunch to the top with crushed cheese crackers.

Mac and Cheese

Mac and Cheese

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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 683kcal
Author: Janne Suomi
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  • 350 g macaroni
  • salt 1 tbsp in cooking water
  • 1 litre water
  • 5 dl whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon wheat flour
  • 200 g grated cheddar or other cheese
  • ½ tsp white pepper
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tbsp breadcrumbs or crushed cheese crackers on top you can leave them out


  • Cook the macaroni in well-salted water until almost done. Pour off the water and leave to steam for a while.
  • While the macaroni is boiling, melt the butter in a saucepan and stir in the wheat flour. Whisk in the milk and bring to a rapid boil. Season with white pepper, salt and sugar. Melt in the cheddar and leave the cheese sauce to rest.
  • Mix the ingredients, pour into a baking dish and sprinkle with breadcrumbs.
  • Gratinate the Mac and Cheese under a grill rack or in a 250C oven for a few minutes to allow the crust to colour a little. Be careful not to burn.
  • Let the Mac and cheese to cool for 15 minutes after the oven and serve it.

Nutrition (values are an approximate guide)

Calories: 683kcal | Carbohydrates: 78g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 461mg | Potassium: 435mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 878IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 537mg | Iron: 2mg
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Last Updated on June 12, 2022 by Flavorado

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