Recipe: Appetizing Green Mac and Cheese

Green Mac and Cheese.

Green Mac and Cheese You can have Green Mac and Cheese using 23 ingredients and 11 steps. Here is how you cook it.

Ingredients of Green Mac and Cheese

  1. You need of Macaroni.
  2. You need 280 grams of macaroni.
  3. You need 1.5 litre of water.
  4. It’s 1 tbsp of vegetable oil.
  5. You need 1 tsp of salt.
  6. You need of Green Paste.
  7. It’s 2 cloves of garlic.
  8. Prepare 1 sprig of rosemary (2 if you fancy).
  9. Prepare 1 tbsp of butter.
  10. You need 60 grams of spinach (or any kinds of greens you have in your fridge).
  11. It’s 30 grams of parsley.
  12. It’s of Cheese Sauce.
  13. Prepare 50 grams of butter.
  14. You need 800 grams of half-and-half.
  15. Prepare 64 grams of all purpose flour.
  16. Prepare 1 tbsp of salt.
  17. You need 1 tsp of dried basil.
  18. You need 1 tsp of pepper.
  19. Prepare 255 grams of quick-melted cheese (I use soft cheddar).
  20. Prepare of Topping (optional).
  21. It’s of Butter.
  22. Prepare of Cheese.
  23. You need of Cream.

Green Mac and Cheese step by step

  1. Prepare all ingredients.
  2. Cook the macaroni in simmering water with vegetable oil and salt until al dente (you can chew it but not 100% cooked so you won’t have overcooked macaroni on your plate later). Strain the macaroni.
  3. Throw all of your green paste ingredients into food processor.
  4. Make sure you have a smooth looking paste. Do not worry over the smell. It’ll taste good I promise.
  5. Melt the butter on a pan to start working on the cheese sauce.
  6. Pour in the half-and-half and add add the flour before the mixture start to simmer. Your mixture will start to thicken so mix it well with a whisker.
  7. Add 4 tablespoonful of the green paste and mix well. Add salt, pepper, and basil. Don’t forget to taste.
  8. Add the macaroni and then gently fold it in.
  9. I cut my cheese into boxes (just because I hate washing cheese shredder) then add them to the pan. Fold them in gently.
  10. There you have it! Your green mac and cheese. I love to add a pice of butter to my plate of pasta for some extra richness.
  11. Feel free to add some cheese or both cheese and cream over your mac and cheese in a butter-lined baking dish and continue cooking it in 180 degrees Celcius oven for 10 minutes.