If you like pasta baked with cheese, be sure to try this macaroni with cheese and peppers. I made this macaroni and cheese by mixing two types of cheese: Cheddar and Gouda. Using these two was a great choice as they added a nice, intense flavour to the dish. When selecting the pasta, I went for elbow macaroni, which is the most commonly used type of pasta in this dish. First I cooked the pasta, and only then I combined it with a mixture of cheese, milk, cream and fried peppers.
Using sweet, yellow peppers made the dish a little bit more diversified. Thanks to the addition of peppers, the dish gained an additional flavour and was not plain.
Ingredients for macaroni and cheese.
- 350 g elbow macaroni
- 250 g Cheddar cheese
- 200 g Gouda cheese
- 2 tablespoons of butter
- 200 ml cream 30%
- 3/4 teaspoon of salt
- black pepper to taste
- 1 big yellow pepper
- 300 ml milk
How to make macaroni and cheese.
Cook the pasta al dente according to the instructions on its package. Once done, pour the cooked pasta into a colander.
Put 1 tablespoon of butter in a pan, add finely chopped pepper and fry for a minute.
Combine milk, cream, salt, pinch of pepper, 1 tablespoon of melted butter, grated Cheddar and Gouda in a bowl. Add the fried but cold pepper and mix. After that, add the pasta, mix it thoroughly and transfer the mixture into an ovenproof dish.
Place the macaroni in an oven preheated to 180 degrees Celsius and bake for 50 minutes.
Good to know when making macaroni and cheese.
I cooked the pasta for 10 minutes. When it was almost soft, I put it in a colander but did not pour cold water over it.
I went for two types of cheese – Cheddar and Gouda. You can add any other types of cheese such as Parmesan or Gruyere.
Do you like dishes with cheese? If so, try our recipe for Artichokes in cream sauce.