Creamy Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Creamy Macaroni and Cheese Recipe That'll Satisfy Your Craving

Creamy macaroni and cheese recipe is one of the easiest and tastiest dishes to make. Read on to find out the ways in which you can make it to suit your taste.
Tastessence Staff
Last Updated: Jul 21, 2017
Creamy macaroni and cheese is the yummiest and finger licking good midnight snack or a day time dish. This is a very easy recipe to make and thus, a favorite among children and adults alike. My fondest memory with creamy macaroni and cheese is, on a romantic rainy afternoon. On this particular afternoon, we were supposed to go out for lunch. Just as I reached his place, it began pouring cat and dogs, and the option of stepping out was obviously ruled out. To cheer me up, my guy cooked this fabulous, delicious, mouth-watering dish within minutes, which we relished over fine red wine. So, whatever be the occasion, there is always some room for creamy macaroni and cheese.

Creamy Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Ingredients
  • Boiled macaroni, 5 cups
  • Butter, 4 tbsp
  • Flour, 4 tbsp
  • Salt, 1/4 tsp
  • Pepper, 1/8 tsp
  • Milk, 2 cups
  • Shredded Cheddar cheese, 3/4 cups
  • Seasoning as required
Method
  • In a skillet, melt the butter on a medium heat.
  • Pour the flour in the butter and stir it to make it bubbly and smooth.
  • Add the salt and mix it well.
  • Add the milk and keep stirring it slowly. Make sure the heat flame is low.
  • As the mixture in the skillet gets thickened, add the cheese and let it melt. Now, grease a baking dish and alternate the layers with boiled macaroni and cheese sauce. Finally, garnish it with seasoning.
  • Place the dish in the oven preheated at 350°F and let the macaroni cook for 20 minutes. Serve it hot, as the cheese is still bubbling.
Creamy Macaroni and Cheese Casserole

Ingredients
  • Vegetable soup, 1 can
  • Cream of mushroom soup, 1 can
  • Shredded Cheddar cheese, 1 cup
  • Milk, 2 cups
  • Boiled macaroni, 5 cups
Method
  • In a casserole mix all the soup and stir it well, till it becomes one.
  • Add the cheese to it and let it melt.
  • Now add the boiled macaroni to the casserole and mix all the ingredients well. If it becomes too dry, add adequate amounts of milk to cook it.
  • Put all of this in a baking dish and bake it in a preheated oven at 350°F for 15 minutes.
  • Remove it from the oven when the cheese turns slightly golden and gets bubbly and serve hot, with seasoning as per taste.
Creamy Mac Cheese Recipes

This is not a particular creamy cheesy macaroni and cheese recipe, but variations that you can try out. If you are a meat lover, add some small diced pieces of meat or chicken to the creamy pasta. Avoid fish, as fish and milk products don't go well together. Seasonings like oregano, paprika, black pepper or fresh garnishing like parsley, coriander and celery work well with pasta. Since macaroni is inherently bland, you can make use of any permutations and combinations. Sauces like barbecue sauce and mustard sauce are also great taste makers for your creamy pasta.

Creamy homemade macaroni and cheese can be a great meal for lunch and dinner. This recipe can be cooked in a vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian way. The best part about macaroni is that it's healthy and favorite amongst kids. So add vegetables, to increase its nutritional value. To make the dish a little crunchy, sprinkle a little bit of bread crumbs on it, and voila!
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