Sunday, November 1, 2009

Curried Macaroni and Cheese Casserole

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What kid doesn't like mac and cheese?! Mine certainly love it. But let's face it - lots of us adults love it too! This recipe is based on one from Marie Nightengale, a Nova Scotian food editor. I've added more spice, more sauce, and more cheese! I love the fresh bread crumbs on top - yum.

3 cups uncooked macaroni
4 tbsp butter
4 tbsp flour
salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp curry powder(or more if you like)
1/2 tsp paprika
1 and 3/4 c - 2 cups milk (depending on how saucy you like it)
2 cups grated cheese (anything type that melts well will do)
3/4 cup soft, fresh bread crumbs
2 tbsp butter

How to Create it
From curried mac and cheese

1. Cook macaroni as stated on package.
2. In medium sauce pan melt butter.
3. Add flour, salt, pepper, paprika and curry. Stir for 3-4 minutes.
4. Gradually add milk. Stir until smooth and thickened.
5. Add 1 cup of shredded cheese and stir until melted.
6. Grease 8x8 pan. Add half of macaroni.
7. Cover macaroni with 1/2 of the melted cheese mixture.
8. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup grated cheese.
9. Layer last half of macaroni, cheese mixture and last 1/4 cup of grated cheese.
9. Melt 2 tbsp butter and mix with bread crumbs. Sprinkle over top of pan.

Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.
Serves about 6.

From curried mac and cheese

- also good if you add a layer of ground beef, bacon or chicken.
- this is not a "saucy" mac and cheese so if you prefer it that way make more sauce!


  1. This looks absolutely delicious! Oh, my mouthwatering right away....

  2. I love mac & cheese and I adore curry! What's not to love with this recipe..I can't wait to try it.

  3. that's a brilliant idea .. i've had curried clam chowder before at a restaurant ... but never curried mac and cheese ... yum!

  4. Never would have thought of it,but great idea!

  5. The addition of curry sounds fabulous...making it more nutritious and tasty! Love it!

  6. This sounds like a great twist on an old favorite- perfect now that my kids have more mature tastes.

  7. What a yummy version of mac & cheese! Curry powder adds such a rich flavor and beautiful color.

  8. Your casserole sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing :)

  9. I love this. It's something easy, comforting, with a touch of something different... curry! Yay!

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