Thursday, February 24, 2011

Macaroni Pasta with Béchamel Recipe


The Lebanese Recipes Kitchen (The home of delicious Lebanese Recipes and Middle Eastern food recipes) invites you to try Macaroni Pasta with Béchamel Recipe. Enjoy tasty Middle Eastern recipes and learn how to make Macaroni Pasta with Béchamel.

Preparation time :     25 minutes
Cooking time :     45 minutes

Ingredients - Serves 6

2½ cups macaroni pasta or 375 g
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 large onion or 200 g, diced
300 g minced beef
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
5 cups milk or 1250 ml
1 sachet MAGGI® Béchamel Mix
1 cup mozzarella cheese or 100 g, grated

Preparation

Cook the macaroni pasta according to packaging instructions preferably “al-dente”. Drain and cool under cold water then set aside.

Heat the oil in a sauce pan and sauté onions for 2 minutes then add the minced meat and fry for 5 minutes or until the beef becomes brown in color. Season with salt and black pepper, stir and set aside.

Add milk and MAGGI® Béchamel Mix to a large saucepan. Bring to boil with constant stirring then simmer for 2-3 minutes or until the sauce thickens.

Pour 2/3 quantity of the béchamel sauce into the cooked macaroni in a mixing bowl and mix to combine the sauce and the pasta well. Arrange half the quantity of pasta mixture over the bottom of an oven dish.

Arrange the prepared meat mixture over the pasta in the same oven dish then top with the rest of pasta mixture.

Spoon the rest of the béchamel sauce over the pasta and top with Mozzarella cheese.

Bake in a 190°C preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until top becomes golden in color.

Cooking tips :     You can use any other kind of pasta.

Nutritional Information

Cooking tips :     You can use any other kind of pasta.
Preparation time :     25 minutes
Cooking time :     45 minutes
Fats :     24.00 g
Protein :     34.00 g
Carbohydrate :     69.00 g
Energy :     615.00 Kcal

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