Mac & Cheese

Mac & Cheese

A popular American recipe for pasta baked with cheese sauce.


  • 250 g spiral pasta
  • 7 cm piece of baguette (50 g), e.g., sourdough
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 0.6 liters milk
  • 200 g grated cheddar cheese
  • 40 g grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley


Preheat the oven to 200°C (390°F).

Cut the baguette into small cubes and mix with 0.5 tablespoon of softened or melted butter, season with salt and pepper. Spread on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside. Keep the oven on.

Boil water in a large pot and salt it. Add the pasta and cook 2 minutes less than the time indicated on the package. Drain and return to the pot.

To make the sauce: in a pot, melt the remaining 1.5 tablespoons of butter, add the minced garlic and mustard. Stir in the flour and mix with a whisk. Gradually pour in the milk while continuously whisking until a smooth sauce forms. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat and add the grated cheddar cheese. Stir until melted.

Add the pasta and mix with the sauce. Transfer to a baking dish. Sprinkle with the baguette croutons and then scatter the grated parmesan on top.

Bake uncovered in the oven for 15 minutes. Remove and sprinkle with chopped parsley.

Enjoy your delicious mac & cheese!

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