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Good Ole Fashion Mac and Cheese

Who does not like pasta with cheese… but with lots of cheese?

To give you some history, some researchers attribute the discovery of pasta to Marco Polo in the 13th century, who introduced it to Italy on his return from one of his trips to China in 1271. In Books of Wonders of the World, Marco Polo refers to pasta in China.

The fact is that for pasta lovers, today you are in luck with these macaroni and cheese that will leave you wanting more. There is a great variety of cheeses that we can use in the kitchen. For sauces and gratins the best are cheddar, gruyer and emmental, although the truth is that everyone has to use the ones they like the most of the wide variety that we can find.

Ingredients :

  • 400 grams of Macaroni
  • 50 grams of grated Emmental Cheese
  • 50 grams of grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 50 grams of grated Gouda cheese
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of flour
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 1 pinch of nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ liter of Milk


  1. Start by cooking the pasta. Then, cook the macaroni in plenty of boiling salted water for the time indicated on the package.
  2. For this three cheese pasta recipe you can use any type of short pasta, although we recommend using macaroni.
  3. To make the béchamel sauce, heat the butter, brown the flour and add the milk little by little. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg, keep over low heat while stirring until it thickens slightly.
  4. Add the three cheeses reserving a small quantity of each one.
  5. If you have doubts about this preparation you can check the bechamel sauce recipe, with a more detailed explanation and photos at each step.
  6. These macaroni with three cheeses can be served in individual bowls or in a single dish.
  7. Then, spread four individual bowls or a large platter with a little butter. Mix the drained macaroni with the béchamel sauce and distribute in the individual bowls or in the dish.
  8. Sprinkle the rest of the cheeses on top and grill at 200º C. for 5 minutes or until the cheese is golden brown.
  9. This three cheese macaroni and cheese dish is a real delight, both for children and adults, although the little ones are the ones who enjoy it the most. And if you have leftover pasta after eating, take advantage of the leftovers and prepare some macaroni and cheese muffins, an original and creative idea so that nothing goes to waste at the table!

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