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Macaroni Gratin

Macaroni Gratin created by Parsley

Homemade mac 'n' cheese always beats the stuff in a box and this version is easy enough to whip up at short notice.

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directions

  • Preheat the oven to 190 degrees C.
  • In a large pot, bring 2 liters of water to a boil with a bit of salt and add the pasta.
  • Cook for 8 minutes.
  • Drain by lifting it out of the water and immediately coat with the olive oil.
  • Meanwhile, take a broad oven proof dish-- wide enough to comfortably fit two layers of pasta.
  • If it is too small the pasta will be too deep and only a small portion of it will be"au gratin".
  • Rub the inside of the dish hard with the clove of garlic, cut in half.
  • In a bowl, mix the pasta with the cream and cheese.
  • Season with salt and pepper and pour into the ovenproof dish.
  • Dot the surface with butter and put into the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes.
  • When it is done you should have a wonderful golden gratin.
  • If you want more colour, you can pop the gratin under the grill for a minute or so.
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"Homemade mac 'n' cheese always beats the stuff in a box and this version is easy enough to whip up at short notice."
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  1. Parsley
    Macaroni Gratin Created by Parsley
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  2. Parsley
    This was a really good, mild-flavored macaroni dish. I made this as written, but doubled the cheese, using half gruyere and half swiss. I loved how the top got nice and browned. I think this goes best with a bold-flavored meat or main dish. I think next time, I'd add some fresh herbs and maybe a spice such as nutmeg or dry mustard or paprika just to perk up the flavor a tad. I'd also double the recipe. :) Thanx!
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  3. Missy Wombat
    Good for when you are a hurry and you don't really have that much cheese. This fed 2 adults and a toddler who loves pasta but it really could have been doubled as the serving sizes are standard servings.
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  4. Sackville
    Homemade mac 'n' cheese always beats the stuff in a box and this version is easy enough to whip up at short notice.
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