Baked all-in-one Macaroni Cheese

all in one macaroni cheese

All-in-one Macaroni Bake as seen on TV, Photo Ian Noel Pace

‘I love all-in-one recipes, be it cakes, soups or anything. Baked Macaroni here usually includes a bolognese type meat sauce and the dish is sometimes encased in pastry to make a kind of pasta pie.  My recipe here is based on American macaroni cheese without the hassle of making the usual bechamel sauce, simply all-in-one, bake and eat !’

You will need:

500g pasta, I use fusilli 3 color
a pinch of smoked paprika
1/4 teaspoon grain mustard
1 tablespoon flour
a grating of fresh mustard
250g mascarpone
100ml water
1 egg
1 small onion, chopped and cooked
a grating of fresh nutmeg
fresh ground pepper and sea salt
150g hard goats cheese
150g grated parmegiano

Cook the pasta following the instructions on the packet.
In a large bowl mix all the other ingredients together except for the cheeses. Use a hand held blender to bring it to a smooth consistency. Add half the cheeses.
Preheat the oven to 180 C.
Fold the cheese mixture into the pasta.
Prepare a dishes or smaller dishes with a baking spray.
Fill the dish/s with the pasta mix.  Sprinkle the rest of the cheese on top.
Bake for 45 minutes in the oven or until the top is golden.
Leave to rest for 10 minutes before serving.