Delicious yet so Easy Cheesy Pasta Bake, the perfect homemade family meal. Crispy melted cheese on top of creamy cheesy pasta, so good! Choose your desired cheese strength medium or mature cheese can be used. Parmesean can be used for extra strength on top. Any pasta shape can be used. Why not get the kids cooking in the kitchen with you?
Cuisine: American, British
Keyword: 30 minute meal, Cheese, kids dinner, macaroni cheese, Pasta
Cast Iron Pan
500g(5 cups) PastaWe used Spiralini, however Penne, Fusilli, Shells, Farfalle, Rigatoni, Cavatappi will work fine.
2 ½tbspPlain Flour
500ml(2 ¼cups) Semi Skimmed Milkor full fat milk
160g(1 ½ cup) Medium or Mature Cheddargrated
Salt & Pepper to taste
100g(1 cup) Medium or Mature Cheddargrated
50g(½ cup) Parmesanoptional if like a strong cheese
Preheat oven to 180°C / 350°F.Cook pasta to packet instructions. Meanwhile, prepare the cheese sauce.
Melt butter in a pan, add the flour stir for 2 mins until smooth.
Gradually add milk 100ml( ½ cup) at a time whisking until smooth before adding the next 100 ml.Once all milk added, bring to boil then lower to simmer. Add salt & pepper and stir for 5 minutes.
Turn heat off and add grated cheese stir through until melted.
Drain & add cooked pasta to the cheese sauce, stir through.
Top with more grated cheese. Pop in the oven for 20 minutes, until cheese has melted and is just starting to turn golden.