Mac and Cheese with Nutmeg and Blue Cheese

Mmmh ... Mac and Cheese ... always a winner!
I upgraded the recipe a bit with some blue cheese and some nutmeg ... these ingredients are optional, so if you prefer the traditional mac and cheese, keep it simple with cheddar and parmesan cheese.

The quantities are for 2 people with a bit of leftovers (so to be more precise, 3 people or 2 people taking each one another small serving), so feel free to adjust your quantities if you are cooking for more or less people.

To make this recipe, you will need:
  • 110 grams of uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 25 grams of butter
  • 20 grams of flour
  • 350 milliliters of milk
  • 135 grams of shredded sharp cheddar
  • 20 grams of grated Parmesan cheese
  • Some blue cheese (optional)
  • 50 grams of bread crumbs
  • A pinch of ground nutmeg (optional)

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes

Start by pre-heating your oven at 175 C (345 F).

Cook the macaroni according to the package directions.  Once cooked, drain your pasta and let it sit.

In a saucepan, on low heat, melt the butter.

Add the flour and mix.

Add the milk slowly and mix.

Add the cheddar and the Parmesan cheese.

Mix from time to time until the sauce become a little thick.

Place the macaroni in an oven dish.

Pour the sauce over.

Add pieces of blue cheese on top.

Add the bread crumbs by making a nice layer.

Finally sprinkle some nutmeg.

Bake for about 20 minutes on the higher rack.

Serve and enjoy!

 - Before eating, you can add a bit of ground pepper, and even chilli flakes, according to your taste.
Some people even add Sriracha sauce which will make your mac and cheese spicy.
 - You can add an extra layer of bread crumbs on top of the macaroni and before pouring the sauce.

As with all the other recipes we put on this site, this is meant to be easy to follow. We are hobby chefs who love to cook, and we are always up for learning new techniques. If you know of anything in this recipe which can be done a different way, whether for increased ease of preparation or better taste, please add a comment below!

Whipped up by Charline Leblond

1 comment:

  1. Good effort there. I think you have covered the topic adequately. Though I am not a big fan of nutmeg in mine.