Introduction: How to Make the Best Macaroni and Cheese

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What you will need
2 Tablespoon oil


1 packet of elbow Macaroni

6 tablespoons of Butter

1/2 cup of flour

1 and 1/2 cup of milk

1 teaspoon Pepper

1 cup of grated cheddar cheese (if not more)

1 cup Mozzarella cheese


Boil water with Salt and 2 tablespoons of oil, add the Macaroni and let it cook, if the cooking instructions in the package says 12 minutes, cook for 9, this usually stops the Macaroni over cooking.

In a separate pan, under low fire melt the butter.

Once the Butter melts add the flour and stir, making a roux.

Gently add the Milk into the roux and stir well. you should have a Pancake mixture consistency.

I’m using the usual cheddar cheese here when it calls for sharp cheddar cheese, the reason? You might have a hard time finding sharp cheddar in Sri lanka.

Mix in the Macaroni, Pepper and Salt, taste the sauce, since you are not using sharp cheddar, you have to add salt to a point where you taste it, don’t over do it but if you don’t taste the Salt, your Mac and cheese will be bland.(trial and error results).

Pour the Macaroni into a baking pan and top it off with Mozzarella Cheese.

Cover the baking dish with foil. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F(170 degrees C). Total baking time is 25 minutes. Bake for 20 minutes with the foil on.

Remove the foil at the last 5-3 minutes, so the Mozzarella cheese melts to perfection. keep an eye that you don’t burn the layer of cheese.

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