Cheesy Baked Mac
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Cheesy Baked Mac

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Serves 4

Macaroni generously smothered with cheeses, rich tomato & creamy bechamel sauce's.

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  • 1 pack penne noodles
  • 1 box quickmelt cheese, grated
  • 3/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup mozzarela cheese, grated (optional)
  • Meat Sauce:
  • 1/2 kilo ground beef
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 medium-sized onion, minced
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 750 grams tomato sauce, Italian blend
  • 1 can chorizos, cut lengthwise and sliced horizontally (optional)
  • Bechamel Sauce:
  • 1 box all purpose cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 box cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 tbsps flour


    1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
    2. In a separate pan, saute garlic, onion and tomato. Add beef. Season with salt and pepper. Simmer until cooked. Add tomato sauce and chorizos. Continue stirring for the next ten minutes. Remove from fire then add cooked pasta in the beef mixture. Set aside.
    3. In a skillet, heat butter then add all-purpose creamand milk. Mix well. Add cheddar cheese. Slowly add flour to thicken the sauce. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
    4. In a baking dish, assemble the pasta. Scoop up some beef mixture that would be the first layer. Smother with a generous amount of bechamel sauce on top of the beef mixture. repeat the layering twice.
    5. Top the dish with the remaining cheeses.
    6. Preheat the oven to 350c and bake for 15 minutes or until cheeses are turned into golden brown. Once cooked, let stand for 15 minutes. Serve with you favorite toast.

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3rd Feb, 2012
I found the mensurements, and some of the ingredients confusing (what is a BOX of cheese??) but overall a good feed.
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