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Macaroni And Cheese

Yes, this is a post about Macaroni and Cheese. I chuckled a little when my daughter had requested for macaroni and cheese for dinner. Never occurred to me that she would like this. Seems like she had watched an episode of Ricardo and friends, and he had prepared macaroni and cheese for some kids and it looked very good. So, here is the recipe for a creamy and cheesy Macaroni and Cheese recipe adapted from Ricardo’s cookbook. I have used the combination of Aged Sharp cheddar and Jalapeno Monterey Jack cheese for the recipe. The combination of both the cheeses were simply delicious! Try it!

Recipe adapted from Meals for Every Occasion by Ricardo Larrivee

Macaroni And Cheese


350 g (3/4 lb) Elbow Macaroni, preferably Organic
3 Tbsp Butter
3 Tbsp Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
½ tsp Paprika
¼ tsp Dried Mustard
Pinch Ground Nutmeg
430 ml (1-3/4 Cups) Milk
50 g Aged Sharp Cheddar, grated
100 g Jalapeno Monterey Jack Cheese, grated
½ tsp Tabasco Sauce
Sea Salt
Freshly Ground Black Pepper


Cook the macaroni according to the manufacturer instructions until al dente. Drain and coat lightly with olive oil and set aside.

Using the same pot, melt the butter. Add the flour, paprika, mustard and nutmeg and continue to cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Slowly whisk in the milk and bring it to a boil. Simmer the mixture for 2 minutes.

Mix in the cheeses, stir until melted and season with salt and pepper. Add the macaroni and Tabasco sauce. Adjust the season and if necessary thin the sauce with a small amount of milk. Serve immediately.

Serves 4


  1. I love that you put up a post about mac and cheese, it's one of my favorite favorite things in the world. ANY time I see it listed as a side on a menu I always order it! Sometimes I'll request it even when it's not there. :)

  2. All kids love Mac n cheese even me! I would to have some now! great photos

  3. Angie..I am sure your gal loved it :) Reading the recipe I can conjured in my mind how great it would have tasted. My Piggy Jo is feeding herself with macaroni & cheese from the tin . 2 tins for a pound in UK. I must ask her to come here and see how you prepare them :) Thanks for the recipe .

  4. Angie, not only your daughter like Mac & Cheese but I like it too. I will crave for it once a while but not the one from the blue box. It has to be homemade :)

  5. @roxan: Fantastic! Glad you like the post and thanks for the support.

  6. @lishapisa : I guess so and thanks for the comment.

    @Elin: Yes, my daughter loved the macaroni and cheese. 2 tins for a pound sounds reasonable but homemade food definitely taste better. Hope Piggy Jo will try the recipe :D

    @ICook4Fun: Hah, you too? Yes, has to be homemade.

  7. Well, mac and cheese - who doesn't love that sometimes. It looks like your home made version tastes amazing, it makes me hungry!

  8. This looks like a wonderful version of Mac and Cheese! I will make it soon :)

  9. such a great comfort food! this looks great :)

  10. That looks delicious. I just made some last night actually. I would love to add pepperjack cheese and tobasco but my hubby hates hot stuff. I'm slowly getting him to eat "warmer" foods by adding a shot of hot seasonings here and there. My recipe does not have nutmeg either. I'll have to try that out next time. Thank you for sharing!

  11. I am on a bit of a mac&cheese kick right now. I am searching for "the recipe". I'll give this a try. We are grilling chicken legs this weekend and mac&cheese will go perfectly with them.


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