Indulge in the delectable flavors of cheesy mushroom macaroni casserole – a scrumptious variation of the beloved mac and cheese. Discover the easy-to-follow recipe from SAMFA that promises to delight taste buds and bring comfort to your family dinners.
When you’re seeking a hearty and delightful meal to serve your family, pasta often takes the spotlight. While the origins of macaroni and cheese trace back to the USA rather than Italy, this iconic dish has become a staple in many households.
Elevate your dining experience with a homemade twist on this classic favorite – introducing the flavorful and comforting cheesy mushroom macaroni casserole that’s sure to excite your entire family.
Delicious Cheesy Mushroom Macaroni Variations
If you’re in the mood for a satisfying meatless dinner that doesn’t compromise on the richness of cheesy pasta, this recipe is tailor-made for you.
The addition of mushrooms contributes a delightful texture and savory taste while infusing a burst of color. The velvety cheese sauce envelops each forkful perfectly, and the golden crunch of cheddar and breadcrumbs on top elevates the dish to perfection.
Whether you’re a novice or seasoned cook, this dish promises to surprise and satisfy every palate.
Your Ultimate Family Dinner Solution
When the quest for a mouthwatering family dinner arises, SAMFA presents the solution with their delectable cheesy mushroom macaroni casserole. Impress your loved ones with this delightful creation that’s perfect for sharing during your weekly meals.
Cheesy Mushroom Macaroni Casserole Recipe
Recipe by South African Mushroom Farmers’ Association Course: Main Cuisine: Global Difficulty: Easy Servings: 8 servings Prep Time: 20 minutes Cooking Time: 35 minutes Total Time: 55 minutes
- 500 g portabello mushrooms
- 350 g macaroni or similar short pasta
- 500 g medium-fat cream cheese
- 2 tsp Dijon mustard
- 2 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- Pinch of nutmeg
- 1 fresh chives, minced
- 100 g cheddar cheese, grated
- 3 tbsp breadcrumbs
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Fresh basil leaves, for serving
- 28×18 cm baking dish
- Preheat the oven to 200˚C with the fan on.
- Arrange portabello mushrooms on a large baking tray, season with salt and pepper, and roast in the oven for around 7 minutes until tender and juicy. Allow mushrooms to cool, drain excess liquid, and slice into large chunks.
- Cook the macaroni in a large pot of salted, boiling water until al dente. Reserve a cup of pasta cooking water and then drain the macaroni.
- While the macaroni cooks, combine cream cheese, cheddar, Dijon mustard, onion powder, garlic powder, and nutmeg in a saucepan over low heat. Gradually add pasta water and stir until a smooth sauce forms. Add the drained macaroni and fresh chives, stirring to combine. Add additional pasta water as needed to maintain desired consistency.
- Gently fold in the roasted mushroom chunks and adjust seasoning to taste.
- Transfer the mixture into a baking dish and top with the remaining cheddar and breadcrumbs.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes, until the top turns golden brown and bubbles.
- Serve the cheesy mushroom macaroni in bowls, garnished with fresh basil leaves for an added touch of flavor and visual appeal.
Elevate your family dinners with this delightful cheesy mushroom macaroni casserole recipe from SAMFA. Experience the fusion of textures and flavors that’s bound to become a household favorite.