Baked Mac and Cheese

The best vegetarian homemade baked mac and cheese recipe! Rich and creamy and cheesy baked mac and cheese made with three kinds of cheese topped with panko breadcrumbs.


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6 servings




55 min




Delicious & healthy


You will need:

For the pasta – elbow pasta – water – salt – olive oil For the sauce – butter – olive oil – all-purpose flour – milk – heavy cream – reserved water – parmesan cheese – gruyere cheese – mild cheddar – ground pepper – nutmeg powder For the topping – parmesan – mild cheddar – panko bread crumbs


Simple & easy-to-follow


Step 1

– Preheat oven. Grease the baking dish with oil and butter and set aside. Grate the required amount of cheese and set it aside. Mix all the three-cheese varieties required for the sauce and keep it ready.

Step 2

– Add water to a saucepan and add the salt and olive oil. Bring it to a rolling boil. – Add pasta to the boiling water and cook. – Reserve the pasta water and drain the remaining water.

Step 3

– Add butter and olive oil to a heavy-bottomed pan. Let the butter melt, and when it is hot, add the all-purpose flour and mix.

Step 4

– Cook, and when it forms like cookie dough as shown in the picture, add cold milk.

Step 5

– Using a wire whisk, mix until the sauce is nice and smooth. Then add the heavy cream and keep mixing until the sauce thickens.

Step 6

– Now add half the measure of the mixed cheese and whisk until smooth.

Step 7

– Now add the remaining cheese, freshly ground pepper, nutmeg powder and continue whisking until the sauce is creamy and smooth.

Step 8

– The sauce should be thick and creamy like below. Set some sauce aside.

Step 9

– Now add the cooked pasta, reserved pasta water, and mix thoroughly.

Step 10

– Cook for two minutes and turn off the heat.

Step 11

– Add the reserved cheese sauce to the baking dish and form a bed.

Step 12

– Now spread the prepared mac and cheese into the baking dish and spread it evenly.

Step 13

– Sprinkle the bread crumbs evenly on top, and then add the grated cheddar and parmesan cheese.


– Bake the mac and cheese. Turn off the oven when done. Let the mac and cheese sit in the oven for a bit and then remove it. Serve right away!

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