Whenever I make Baked Macaroni and Cheese, I always change the recipe. I change the recipe because I am always in search of the perfect blend of cheeses and spices. I love a sharp cheese because it adds definition to pasta and bechamel sauce. The sharpness of any cheese can add a delicious taste or destroy the macaroni and cheese recipe.
How about combining cheeses
The right balance of cheese, spices, and milk for Baked Macaroni and Cheese are a must. A sharp cheese mixed with a smooth and creamy cheese is the perfect combination for rich flavor.
I am always in pursuit of tasty sharp kinds of cheese. I remember back home we use to make Baked Macaroni and Cheese with a type of Gouda Cheese imported from Holland. That cheese made everything taste so good. And I am not kidding!!! You only needed a small quantity to add tons of flavor.
What’s in the macaroni recipe?
With every baked macaroni recipe, the perfect cheese is crucial and the same goes for pasta noodles. Creamy macaroni and cheese taste better with small noodles in my opinion. Whereas medium to large noodles may not.
Let’s talk pasta recipe.
The recipe contains mayonnaise as one of the main ingredients for flavor. You can use any type of mayo and even a spicy version. It is also best to use the recommended amount so that it mixes well with the cheese. Cooking a great pasta dish is essential.
Edam cheese is a Dutch and semi-hard cheese. It has a great texture with a smooth finish. It is not as sharp, but when mixed with other cheeses such as parmesan, the taste is exceptional.
Gouda cheese as mentioned earlier is smooth and creamy. You can choose either regular or smoked gouda. It all depends on the flavor you are looking for. Both types of cheese work well.
The recipe I created has both. The reason it contains both kinds of cheese is that I am in search of that particular taste from the cheese back home. I think I almost accomplished it.
Dijon mustard is again for flavor. The mustard adds a subtle taste and enhances the flavor of both kinds of cheese. Adding ketchup is just for color. This is a great side dish to enjoy with roast meats.
I hope you like it. Enjoy!