Here at In The Country, we love food. Anything edible is bound to go down well in HQ. We wanted to share with you this delicious macaroni cheese recipe which is mouthwateringly good and sure to be a firm favourite throughout the colder months but also year round when you’re craving some cheeky comfort food.
Easy n’ cheese Comfort Bowl – Macaroni Cheese ITC Style
This is an easy and cheesy macaroni cheese recipe with a boozy twist (a common theme here!). This recipe will serve four and takes approximately 35 minutes to cook.
– 500g Tricolore Fusilli Pasta Twists
– 3 tbsp of butter
– 300ml whole milk
– 3 tbsp of plain flour
– 250g extra mature cheddar, grated
– 50ml white wine
– 75g fresh parsley, finely chopped
– 50g croutons, crushed to sprinkle over the top
The nitty-gritty, how to:
Boil 500g of Tricolore fusilli pasta in a large, deep saucepan over a moderate heat until cook through, you want to cook it for slightly less than the packet instructs as you will continue to slowly heat it once the sauce is added.
Whilst the pasta is cooking away, take a separate, smaller saucepan and melt the 3 tbsps of butter, over a gentle heat – do not let this sizzle and burn. Once melted, pour in the milk and stir using a whisk. You’ll want to begin adding the grated cheese gradually, stirring in between. As the cheese slowly begins to melt, you can add the next handful of cheese and repeat until all the cheese has been combines and whisked together.
Once the cheese has been added, pour in the white wine and stir briefly. Then, add the flour, one tbsp at a time, whisking in between, making sure there are no lumps within the sauce. It is important all the while, to make sure the sauce does not boil.
By this point, your pasta should be cooked, drain the pasta and return into the larger saucepan and then gradually add the cheese sauce to the pasta stirring in between, making sure the pasta is fully coated in sauce. Once everything is combined, allow to warm over a very low heat whilst you sprinkle over the crushed croutons and chopped parsley. Stir again to ensure everything has well mixed together and now, you’re ready to serve and enjoy!
*We have included bacon in this image above but this is just an addition to the recipe should you wish. We have listed it without, should you be vegetarian or perhaps not a fan of bacon. To include bacon, all you need to do is cook the bacon in a separate saucepan and then chop up (use scissors – life hack!) and add into the final mixture.