Traditional Comfort Food For Everyone!
Everyone loves a quick meal they can cuddle up to and love every bite of. That is exactly what we have done here with our mac and cheese! We keep it traditional and tasty but have modified ingredients for other dietary requirements!
It is a great easy meal it uses fairly cheap ingredients! You may add ‘hidden vegetables’ to give it a more nutritional value. This recipe has been remade and re-interpreted in so many ways. Therefore there are so many different other ideas out there!
History of Mac and Cheese
Macaroni and cheese is an Italian dish. It was first thought to originate from southern Italy. It is believed that Thomas Jefferson discovered the dish while on a sojourn in Italy. He brought it back to America with a pasta machine. Traditionally the dish was lasagne sheets cut up and stirred through parmesan cheese. However, once it was brought back to America, the parmesan was replaced with cheddar cheese. As a result, over the years more people have tried adding more ingredients. Today it is universally known as pasta, milk, and cheese. (CliffordAWright.com)
Easy as 1…2…..3!
There is not much effort needed to make this delicious and tasty traditional meal. It can be made up in as little as 20 mins from the pantry to the table! Our family never has any leftovers when we cook it. However, some suggestions are mentioned below for any leftovers.
This dish can be eaten as it is in a meal, as a side to accompany a meal, a snack, etc. Some good ideas are to fry an egg to put on top. Alternatively, turn it into a bake like these recipes from above pictures, or even make little muffins great for kid’s lunchboxes!
Macaroni and Cheese
- 20 g Butter
- 100 g Cheese
- 2 Tbsp Flour
- 2 cups Milk
- 4 Rashers Streaky Bacon, Diced optional
- Salt and Pepper, to taste
- 250 g Pasta
- 2 Tbsp Garlic infused olive oil
- Cook pasta as per packet instructions, drain.
- Put garlic infused oil into a hot pan, add bacon. cook until golden. Add to pasta.
- In a small saucepan add butter. once melted, add flour and mix until combined into a roux. Slowly add milk making sure well combined each time. Bring to boil then simmer until thickened slightly, then take off the heat.
- Add cheese, salt and pepper to the milk mixture stirring until all all melted. pour over the pasta and combine well.
- Try adding vegetables chopped finely to add more nutrition
- This can be made in big batches and frozen for later for up to 2 months!