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Creamy Baked Macaroni Cheese For Your Kids

Macaroni is dry pasta shaped like narrow tubes made with durum wheat. Macaroni is commonly cut in short lengths; curved macaroni may be referred to as elbow macaroni. Some home machines can make macaroni shapes, but like most pasta, macaroni is usually made commercially by large scale extrusion. The curved shape is created by different speeds of extrusion on opposite sides of the pasta tube as it comes out of the machine.

Macaroni is a good supply of fiber and intricate carbohydrates which gives vitamins, minerals and energy. Some of the ingredients used in making the low carbohydrate pastas are soy products, wheat gluten, egg whites, rice flour, and salt. The low carbohydrate products are also higher in protein and fiber than regular pasta.

Cheese is a dairy product, derived from milk and produced in wide ranges of flavors, textures and forms by coagulation of the milk protein casein. It comprises proteins and fat from milk, usually the milk of cows, buffalo, goats, or sheep. During production, the milk is usually acidified and the enzymes of rennet are added to cause the milk proteins (casein) to coagulate. The solids (curd) are separated from the liquid (whey) and pressed into final form. Some cheeses have aromatic molds on the rind, the outer layer, or throughout. Most cheeses melt at cooking temperature. Their styles, textures and flavors depend on the origin of the milk (including the animal's diet), whether they have been pasteurized, the butterfat content, the bacteria and mold, the processing, and how long they have been aged for.

Cheese is valued for its portability, long life, and high content of fat, protein, calcium, and phosphorus. High fat cheeses like blue cheese, Brie, and cheddar contain small amounts of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA).

This baked macaroni and cheese is my family's favourite recipe, loved by my children and husband.


1. 1 500g dried pasta.

2. 1/2 cup unsalted butter.

3. 1/2 cup all purpose flour.

4. 1 1/2 cups whole milk.

5. 2 1/2 cups half and half cream.

6. 4 cups grated medium sharp cheddar cheese divided (measured after grating).

7. 2 cups grated Gruyere cheese divided (measured after grating).

8. 1/2 tablespoon salt.

9. 1/2 tablespoon black pepper(optional)

10. 1/4 tablespoon paprika.

How to Make Baked Macaroni and Cheese

1. Boil the pasta for 2minutes less than normal pasta cooking time and drain.

2. Make the cheese sauce by combining a fat (butter), and starch (flour), then whisking in the milk products.

3. Cook the sauce until it’s nice and thick.

4. Add in shredded cheeses, stir well.

5. Combine cheese sauce with cooked pasta.

6. Transfer half of the macaroni and cheese to a baking dish, sprinkle with more shredded cheese.

7. Top with the rest of the macaroni and cheese, top with more shredded cheese and sprinkle per and paprika.

8. Bake for about 15minutes until cheesy is bubbly and lightly golden brown and enjoy!

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