Macaroni and cheese
This is the original recipe for the macaroni and cheese gratin, based on a béchamel sauce.
It's a typical family dish that everyone loves.
For a faster version, replace the white sauce is by cream.
The dish is also called mac and cheese, macaroni cheese or macaroni pie.
- 350 g macaroni
- 400 g grated Gruyère cheese
- 75 cl milk
- 6 slices cooked ham
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1-2 tbsp flour
- salt & pepper
Boil the macaroni as recommended on the package and then pour it down
Prepare a roux: let the butter melt and add the flour gradually while stirring with a whisk until you get a solid dough. Let it bake for 1 minute, until it smells like biscuits.
Add the milk gradually and stir well until you get a smooth white sauce
Add the grated gruyère cheese, bit by bit, and mix well. Keep some cheese for the gratin.
Season with salt and pepper
Eventually add a tsp of cayenne pepper
Cut the ham into squares and add to the sauce
Add the pasta to the sauce and stir
Put the mixture in an oven dish
Sprinkle with grated cheese to from a gratin layer
Bake in the oven at 180 °C (thermostat 6), 25 to 30 min.
- Macaroni and cheese: cookbookman17