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    This Macaroni Cheese recipe is a true classic "mac and cheese" recipe. Basically  this easy "mac and cheese" is baked in a casserole dish until golden topped and bubbly. Surprisingly, it doesn't take much time or effort to make . This is a quick family dinner that everyone will love, this macaroni cheese can also be made with vegetarian cheese.

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    Ingredients

    • 50g baguette, cut into small chunks
    • 2 tbsp butter, plus 1 tbsp melted
    • 350g spiral or other short pasta
    • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
    • 1 tsp English mustard powder
    • 3 tbsp plain flour
    • 500ml whole milk
    • 250g vegetarian mature cheddar, grated
    • 50g Parmesan (or vegetarian alternative), grated 

    How to make Macaroni Cheese

    1. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Spread the chunks of bread over a baking sheet, drizzle with the melted butter and season. Bake for 6 mins until crisp, then set aside.
    2. Boil the pasta for 2 mins less than stated on the pack. Meanwhile, melt the remaining butter in a saucepan. Add the garlic and mustard, cook for 1 min, then stir in the flour. Cook for 1 min more, then gradually whisk in the milk until you have a lump-free sauce. Simmer for 5 mins, whisking constantly until thickened. Take off the heat, then stir in all the cheddar and half the Parmesan.
    3. Stir the pasta and some seasoning into the cheesy sauce, then tip into a large ovenproof dish, or 4 individual dishes. Scatter over the bread and remaining Parmesan, then bake for 20 mins until crisp and golden. Can be frozen before baking – defrost thoroughly before cooking.

     

    Recipe from BBC Good Food

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