South Indian-Style Macaroni and Cheese

For an Indian twist on macaroni and cheese, try this delicious casserole recipe that includes Asiago and cheddar cheeses.


South Indian-Style Macaroni and Cheese

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Ingredients
  • 8   ounces 
    dried macaroni
  • 2   cups 
    frozen peas
  • 1/2  cup 
    soft bread crumbs
  • 1/4  cup 
    freshly grated Asiago cheese (1 oz.)
  • 1/2  teaspoon 
    paprika
  • 1/2  teaspoon 
    salt
  • 1/2  teaspoon 
    garam masala
  • 1/4  teaspoon 
    ground black pepper
  • 1/4  teaspoon 
    cayenne pepper
  • 1/4  teaspoon 
    ground turmeric
  • 3   tablespoons 
    butter
  • 1   teaspoon 
    garlic paste
  • 1/2  teaspoon 
    finely shredded fresh ginger
  • 2   tablespoons 
    all-purpose flour
  • 3   cups 
    milk
  • 2   cups 
    shredded sharp cheddar cheese (8 oz.)
Directions
1.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cook macaroni according to package directions;. Place peas in colander. Drain pasta in colander with the peas. Set aside.
2.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl combine bread crumbs, Asiago, and paprika; set aside. In another bowl stir together salt, garam masala, black pepper, cayenne, and turmeric; set aside.
3.
In large saucepan melt butter. Add garlic paste and ginger; cook and stir 1 minute. Add salt-spice mixture and cook 2 minutes. Stir in flour until combined, about 1 minutes. Add milk all at once. Cook and stir until slightly thickened and bubbly. Stir in cheddar cheese until melted. Stir in cooked macaroni and peas. Transfer to 2-quart rectangular baking dish; sprinkle with bread crumb mixture. Bake, uncovered, 25 to 30 minutes or until bubbly and crumbs are golden. Makes 6 servings.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 481, Fat, total (g) 23, chol. (mg) 70, sat. fat (g) 14, carb. (g) 46, Monosaturated fat (g) 6, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, fiber (g) 4, sugar (g) 10, pro. (g) 23, vit. A (IU) 1943.61, vit. C (mg) 8.86, Thiamin (mg) 0.55, Riboflavin (mg) 0.6, Niacin (mg) 3.95, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0.2, Folate (g) 137.08, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0.92, sodium (mg) 652, Potassium (mg) 398, calcium (mg) 494.74, iron (mg) 2.7, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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