Caprese Mac and Cheese

  • Difficulty: Medium
  • 45 minutes
  • 4 servings

A dish that reunites two famous ones. Caprese is a simple salad, with tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil as the star ingredients. Here we’ve used the ingredients as toppings for our mac and cheese recipe. We’ve cooked everything into the oven to reunite those wonderful flavors together.

Ingredients Needed for Caprese Mac and Cheese

1 teaspoon butter
1 tablespoon flour
½ cup milk
½ teaspoon paprika
lemon zest
½ teaspoon nutmeg
salt
pepper
12 ounces of cooked macaroni
1 cup parmesan, shredded
6 ounces of fresh mozzarella, sliced
fresh basil leaves
2 tomatoes, sliced

How to Cook Caprese Mac and Cheese

  1. Heat a cast-iron skillet over low heat, add the butter and melt it.
  2. Add the flour and whisk vigorously until you get a pale yellow color.
  3. Pour the milk and whisk until smooth.
  4. Add the paprika, lemon zest, salt, pepper, and nutmeg.
  5. Whisk until you obtain a smooth mixture and small bubbles start appearing on the surface.
  6. Add the cooked macaroni, parmesan, and stir. Add the mozzarella cheese, basil, and tomatoes.
  7. Slide the tray into the oven for 20 minutes at 360 degrees F/180 degrees C.

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