Macaroni & Cheese for grown-up

Our household does not follow a regular schedule. Since both of us work in a tourism industry related field, we usually work when other people are off. We celebrate holidays when we can, Thanksgiving sometime in November, and Christmas sometime in January. This is why I am posting this Macaroni and Cheese recipe for grown-up today. For us the holidays are just another day, so for all of you out there that are in the same situation, savor!

Macaroni & Cheese for grown-up

Comforting and easy to make.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 People


  • 2 Cups Macaroni Uncooked
  • 2 oz. Butter
  • 1 oz. Flour
  • 2 Cups 2% Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Swiss Cheese
  • 1/4 Cup Parmesan cheese 1/2 cup if you like it more cheesy
  • 1 Table Spoon Cumin
  • 1 Table Spoon Ginger Fresh can be better
  • 1 Tea Spoon Nutmeg
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  • 1- Preheat oven to 400 degree F 2- Clean and cut leeks in small pieces. Add 1 oz. of butter in a pan and sautéed the leeks with a ¼ cup of water until tender. 3- Boil water with a pinch of salt and cook macaroni “Al Dente” 4- Strain the pasta. 5- While pasta is cooking, prepare the sauce Béchamel. Melt 1 oz. of butter and mix 1 oz. of flour. When the butter and flour are well mixed (About 1 minute), add the milk. Keep stirring until the sauce thickened. When sauce is done, remove from heat source add cumin, ginger, nutmeg and Parmesan cheese. Mix well. 6- Pour the sauce on top of leeks; add pasta and mix until pasta are coated with the sauce. 7- In an oven safe dish, transfer the pasta, sprinkle the Swiss cheese on the top and cook in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until cheese start to turn a golden color. 8- Serve and enjoy!


My better half likes meatball, so I added them to the dish before putting it in the oven.

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