Mac & Cheese

25 Sep

I always like to cook a lot of the dishes by scratch. No easy way out mode. Since I was sick recently and craving for some good old pasta, Mac & Cheese was the first one I could think of 😉

Just add butter, flour and cheese and Voila! And if you are feeling adventurous, just add some meat into it and this could end up more delicious. And this was what I served my guests as a side dish during Eid this year. Quite a hit apparently!


  • 2 cups elbow macaroni
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons Perfect Italiano Pizza Plus
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • A pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon bread crumbs


Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

Cook the macaroni according to the directions on the package, for 10 minutes. Drain well.

Meanwhile, heat the milk in a small saucepan, but don’t boil it. Melt the butter in a medium pot and add the flour. Cook over low heat for 2 minutes, stirring with a whisk. While whisking, add the hot milk and cook for a minute or 2 more, until thickened and smooth. Off the heat, add the Pizza Plus, 1 teaspoon salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Add the cooked macaroni and stir well. Pour into 2 individual size gratin dishes.

Sprinkle the Parmesan cheese and bread crumbs over the top of the pasta. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes until the macaroni is browned on the top.

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