Macaroni and Cheese Overload

Mar 11

If there is ever a favorite dish for kids, it has got to be Macaroni and cheese which is also called “mac and cheese”. So why not prepare this for your graduation celebration party at home? The usual macaroni and cheese is a casserole baked in the oven but it can also be prepared in a sauce pan on the top of the stove from scratch or using a packaged mix, But of course, you want to do it from scratch. The recipe below combines the cooking from a sauce pan and baking it afterwards.

So try this and I tell you this is just “yum”.

macaronic and cheese overload

1 cup chopped bacon
¼ cup butter
¼ cup MAYA All-Purpose Flour
3 cups fresh milk
1 cup cream
1 cup cheese spread
2 cups grated cheddar cheese
2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
1 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
500 grams elbow macaroni, cooked

Topper:
1 cup Japanese crumbs
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
¼ tablespoons melted butter

1. Preheat oven to 375°F/191°C.

2. In a pan, cook bacon until lightly brown. Do not remove bacon from the pan but instead, add in the butter, then mix in the flour. Pour in the milk and cream, stirring for 2 minutes.

3. Add the cheeses and cayenne pepper. Stir and simmer for 3 minutes then add in cooked macaroni.

4. Remove from heat and transfer to a 8 x 11 x 2 baking dish. Set aside.

5. Prepare Topper: Simply combine all ingredients until well mixed. Sprinkle over macaroni n’ cheese and bake until top is crisp and nicely browned. Best served with garlic toast.

Yield: 8-10 servings

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Noemi Lardizabal-Dado (371 Posts)

Noemi, Editor of Blog Watch and features editor of Philippine Online Chronicles is a 55 year old mother to three kids and is married to Atty. Luis H. Dado. She loves being a full time mother and homemaker after retiring as a Researcher/Consultant from the UP Institute for Small Scale Industries in 1987. Now that her children are all college graduates, she devotes her time to grief support, blogging, new media events and using her blogs to promote online advocacies. Her personal blog is at aboutmyrecovery.com, which garnered numerous awards such as Best Website, Blog Category during the 9th and 10th Philippine Web Awards. Her blog also won in the Blog- Personal Category of the DigitalFilipino.com Web Awards 2007 and Globelines Broadband Family Blog Award (in honor of family-oriented blogging) 2007 Philippine Blog Award. Globe also recognized her as Digital Elder in the 2009 Philippine Blog Award.


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  • Maiko Ingking Ytol

    ahm im just confuse on the topping … so i have to mix the melted butter and the japanese crumbs? and you said sprinkle right?