How to make GRAND MAC N’ CHEESE - skk -

Delicious and oozing with cheese, this is a favourite pasta dish of the Americans

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Elbow macarno, Cheddar cheese (चेडार चीज़)

Cuisine : American

Course : Noodles and Pastas


GRAND MAC N’ CHEESE - skk Recipe Card


The cuisine of The United States is a rich amalgamation of peoples, religions and cultures thanks to the immigrants from different parts of the world.  They brought with them their local ingredients as well as cooking styles with them.  Yet amidst all these varieties Chinese and Italian cuisines dominate.  
During the 18th and 19th centuries, the Americans developed a number of new foods.  What characterised the American cuisine is the adaptation of a fusion of multiple ethnic cooking styles. During this period food production and presentation became more industrialised.

Prep Time : 21-25 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for GRAND MAC N’ CHEESE - skk Recipe

  • Elbow macarno boiled 1 1/2 cups

  • Cheddar cheese grated 1/2 cup + to sprinkle

  • Pepper jack cheese grated 1/2 cup + to sprinkle

  • Butter 2 tablespoons

  • Refined flour 2 tablespoons

  • Milk 2 1/2 cups

  • Salt to taste

  • Black peppercorns crushed to taste

  • Nutmeg powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Dijon mustard 1/2 teaspoon

  • Worcestershire sauce 1 1/2 teaspoons


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350º F (180º C).

Step 2

Heat a deep non-stick pan, add butter and let it melt. Add refined flour and saute, whisking well, for 1-2 minutes, taking care it does not change colour.

Step 3

Add milk gradually and whisk well to avoid lumps and cook till the mixture thickens to the required consistency. Add salt, crushed black peppercorns and nutmeg powder and mix well.

Step 4

Add Dijon mustard, mix well and cook for 30 seconds. Add Worcestershire sauce, mix well and cook for 30 seconds and reduce heat.

Step 5

Add boiled pasta little by little and mix well so that they are well coated with the sauce. Add a little water to adjust the consistency.

Step 6

Add cheddar cheese and pepper jack cheese and mix well. Add some more crushed black peppercorns and mix well.

Step 7

Transfer the pasta into a casserole dish, sprinkle pepper jack cheese and cheddar cheese on top. Keep the casserole in the preheated oven and bake for 15 minutes.

Step 8

Take dish out of the oven and serve hot.

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