Black food or dark coloured food continues to dominate my blog in the run up to Halloween and today I have a whopper. I thought surely someone must have made a Black Garlic Macaroni Cheese recipe. I googled and there was no recipe for black garlic pasta, yeah a little grated like parmesan - but not drowned in black garlic dyed cheese - no doubt, now there will be some more now.
I adore my husband for allowing me to experiment in the kitchen and eating whatever I present to him. We have rarely ever thrown a dish in the bin, not always delicious, but always edible. This was a really rich and quite tasty actually. The black garlic adds colour, but also balsamic zingy sweetness. Please do serve it with some salad greens, but you'd do that right with a macaroni cheese to balance the cheese indulgence guilt, or it that just me?!
I am sharing a Black Garlic Macaroni Cheese Bake #CookOnceEatTwice hosted by Searching For Spice.
Other Black Garlic recipes
Wild Garlic, Black Garlic and White Garlic Cake
Asparagus and Black Garlic Loaf
Black Garlic Cheese Bake
Serves 4 - 6
1 medium onion - peeled and chopped
75g plain flour
4 - 6 cloves of black garlic or more, depending on how flavourful and dark you want it. Crushed/mashed with a folk200g-225g (Mediterranean) cheddar cheese, grated plus extra for topping
Salt and ground pepper1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
300g macaroni pasta
Melt butter in a saucepan, add the chopped onions and cook gently until soft.
Stir in the flour and cook for a minute, then gradually add the milk, whisking all the time.
Then whisk in the mashed black garlic and about three-quarters of the cheese and allow to melt into the sauce. Cook until you have achieved the required thickness.
Stir in the herbs.
Season to taste and combine well.
Cook the pasta according to packet instructions until al dente.
Drain, then stir into cheese sauce and gently transfer into an ovenproof dish.Sprinkle over the remaining cheese.
Bake in oven Gas mark 6 for 20 - 30 minutes until golden.
This dish can be made in advance and reheated.