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Traditional Mac&Cheese

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Traditional Mac&Cheese

16 minutes total

Mac and cheese is one of the most popular comfort foods in the world. It's creamy, cheesy, and filled with that comforting pasta-y goodness. To take your mac and cheese recipe to the next level, we've got a recipe that includes a secret ingredient: toasted breadcrumbs. These breadcrumbs will add a crunchy texture to the dish, making it even more irresistible.



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Serves 4

320 g (11,28oz) Barilla® elbow macaroni or other short pasta
500 g Heavy cream
85 g White cheddar cheese, grated
65 g Monterrey Jack cheese, grated
20 g Parmigiano, grated
to taste Salt, white pepper


40 g Panko breadcrumbs
20 g E.V.O
10 g Butter
7 g garlic, minced
5 g Parsley, chopped


Individuals with allergies or specific dietary concerns should verify that the ingredients they utilize for the recipes comply with their restrictions. *Such a line meets the VEGAN, GLUTEN FREE, LACTOSE-FREE AND KOSHER needs


Step 1

Here are 4 easy steps to cook the perfect Mac&Cheese:

Step 2

In a skillet over medium heat, add olive oil and butter. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add breadcrumbs and stir until they turn golden brown. Stir in parsley and set aside.

Step 3

Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook the pasta according to the package directions. Meanwhile, in a saucepot over low/medium heat, bring the heavy cream to a simmer.

Step 4

Whisk in cheese, seasoning to taste.

Step 5

Drain the pasta well and mix it with the cheese sauce in a baking dish. Top the pasta with the toasted breadcrumbs.

Passive cooking

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Your Mac and cheese with breadcrumbs are now ready to enjoy. This dish is perfect for lunch or dinner, and it's sure to impress anyone who tries it. The combination of the creamy cheese sauce, tender pasta, and crunchy breadcrumbs is what makes this dish so irresistible. Plus, it's easy to make and can be enjoyed by the whole family. Serve it up in a baking dish or in a casserole. As side dish, serve a salad or some garlic bread and you've got yourself a complete meal.

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  • Pack size 500 g