Mac and cheese... is your mouth watering yet??? Salty, creamy, buttery sauce smothered in pasta, baked in oven with a crisp golden crust. Ultimate guilt comfort food (there is a reason why it comes in a 'ready to make box' in supermarkets and another reason why you pause to think about buying one).
There is no glamorous, nor sophisticated mac and cheese recipe. That is why I have made mine with french onion dip, guilty pleasure all the way.
250g macaroni pasta
250g french onion dip
1/3 cup thickened cream
100g grated gruyere cheese
2 tbs Asian fried shallots
Pickles, to serve
Preheat oven to 180°C. Cook pasta in boiling salted water for 6 minutes or until al dente. Drain and place in a large bowl.
Add french onion dip, cream and half grated gruyere cheese. Season with salt and pepper and toss to coat.
Lightly grease an oven proof dish, pour macaroni into dish and top with remaining cheese and season with pepper.
Place on an oven tray and bake for 20 minutes or until golden and bubbling. Scatter with shallots and serve with pickles.