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Sep 17, 2011

Cilantro Pesto Mac and Cheese

Happy Saturday Guys...

I had some Cilantro Pesto in my freezer for a while and I was thinking what to do with that...If you want cilantro pesto recipe check this...

I thought of making some pasta with that which is just to toss some hot pasta over this...

But I went deeply and thought why not we can make some mac and cheese with pesto...And the result is this wonderful flavorful dish..


I really loved this dish a lot and it was so comforting...So here you go..Hope you all like it..

Ingrediants:

Macaroni-2 cup cooked
All purpose flour-3 tblspn
Milk-3 cup
Cilantro Pesto-1 cup(Click this for recipe)
Cheddar Cheese-2 cup
Olive oil-2 tblspn
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste

For Topping:
Cilantro Pesto-1 tblspn
Cheese-2 tblspn
Breadcrumbs- ½ cup


Method:

Preheat the oven to 180°C(360°F)..

Heat oil in a kadai and add in the flour..Cook for 1-2 mins..

Slowly add the milk and mix well till it gets smooth sauce..Add in the pesto and cook for 3-4 mins.

Add in the cheese and switch off the flame..Season with some salt and pepper..

Throw in the cooked macaroni and mix well..

Make the topping by mixing some pesto with breadcrumbs and cheese and set aside..

Tip the macaroni in a baking pan and top it with the mixture..

Bake it for 35-40 min until bubbly.

Serve hot with any vegetables..

Pictorial:
Take all your ingrediants
add flour to olive oil

mix well.cook this for 1 or 2 min

slowly add in milk

and mix well

bring this to boil

add in pesto
and cheddar cheese

Season with pepper

and some salt

mix well

add in the cooked macaroni

and mix well
Put this in a pan (I love this tin)

Now make the topping by mixing breadcrumbs,pesto and cheese

mix well

Sprinkle this over top

Bake till golden brown

DONE...I know this looks delicious...

12 comments:

Dzoli said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy way of making mac and cheese;))Love to see something new to an old classic;)

Aruna Manikandan said... Best Blogger Tips

looks creamy and delicious :)

martinealison said... Best Blogger Tips

Tout cela me semble délicieux...
Gros bisous

Ramya said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow ..I don't think i can ever resist this cheesy mac nd cheese..Looks soo perfect dear!

igloo cooking said... Best Blogger Tips

it's wonderful!!!
me encanta!!!
I love it!!!

Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

So tempting and irresistible..

Joanne said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow what a great idea! I have some cheddar in my fridge and I think this is just the recipe to use it up!

Tina said... Best Blogger Tips

so creamy and delicious...

Archana said... Best Blogger Tips

I am sure it tasted delicious too. Where is my share dear?
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anthony stemke said... Best Blogger Tips

This mac 'n cheese looks wonderful, I'd like to try it.
Both places where you say to click for the pesto recipe only gave me the naan pizza recipe.

anthony stemke said... Best Blogger Tips

This mac 'n cheese looks wonderful, I'd like to make it.
Both places where you say to click for the pesto recipe only offer the naan pizza recipe.

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

Dzoli I am really happy that you like it...

Aruna Manikandan, martinealison, igloo cooking, Priya, Tina Thanks for your comments dear...

Ramya Thankyou so much ramya

Joanne...I think you should do it atonce...

Archana Come over here I can make some for you...

anthony stemke...Thanks for telling me this...I have changed now..Please check it...Again thankyou so much...