fbpx
Sunday, December 15, 2019

Baked Mac and Cheese with Corn

Date

Views

Comments

Baked Mac and Cheese with Corn in a healthier avatar of our regular Mac and Cheese recipe. I am sure it will sound interesting if you are like healthier recipes. Yes, this is my healthier twist to the regular baked pasta recipe. This amazingly easy Mac and Cheese Macaroni recipe make a perfect dinner.

People who read my blog or follow my recipes, they know well that I cannot simply follow any recipe until I give it my touch :). And I love it that way. The internet is already flooded with similar recipes but my recipe is not going to be a sheep in the flock. Continue reading if you like to know how I make this recipe much healthier than ever.

Mac and cheese recipe is generally made with all-purpose flour macaroni shells and loaded with cheese. Moreover, all-purpose flour is used to make the pasta sauce. Yes, yes follow along to see what gets replaced with what for my healthy baked mac and cheese with corn recipe.

Baked Mac and Cheese with Corn texture

Baked Mac and Cheese Ingredients

The ingredients you need for this recipe are easily available in the kitchen. Because this is the healthier version of regular Mac and cheese recipe so we will replace all-purpose flour macaroni shells with semolina based macaroni shells. We will also replace all-purpose flour with whole wheat flour to prepare the sauce.

Baked Mac and Cheese with Corn Ingredients

Don’t worry, there is no compromise with the final taste of our macaroni pasta recipe but replacement of ingredients shall make the recipe guilt free. While at one side you will satisfy your taste buds, on the other side you will be pouring in some nutrition in your body.

As a first step, in a large vessel take 1-liter water and start heating it. Add macaroni shells to it and Stir it. Boil macaroni for about 8-10 minutes (until half done). Then remove the cooked macaroni from heat and drain the water. Rinse it with cold water to stop further cooking of it. Washing it with cold water also prevents sticking of the shells.

 

Quick Notes

Tin Size Oval Baking Dish
Oven Temp 200 °C
Baking Time 10 min
MW Convection Temp 180 °C
Baking Time 10 min
Demold Instructions NA
Cooling Time NA

I have curated the list of recommended tools and ingredients for baking. I recommend only tried and tested products that have given satisfactory results in my kitchen.

If you bake this recipe, please share a picture with me on my Instagram using #bakewithsonia

Baked Mac and Cheese Sauce

Now, in a large pan melt butter over medium heat. Add minced garlic to it and sauté for 1 min. Add wheat flour and cook for 3-4 minutes or until there are no lumps of raw flour. Keep stirring the mixture constantly to avoid over-cooking.

Baked Mac and Cheese with Corn Preparation

Once flour is roasted well, add milk to the mixture and using a whisker, whisk it to avoid lump formation. Few people are comfortable in doing this process with spatula however I feel whisker gives better results. I always get smooth and creamy sauce without any lumps. Continue to stir until mixture is smooth and thicken enough to coat the back of the spatula.

Baked Mac and Cheese with Corn sauce

Add all the dry spices like chili flakes, salt, black pepper, and mixed herbs along with the pizza sauce. Stir everything and cook for another 1 minute.

Remove the pan from the heat. Our Pasta sauce is ready.

Because I am making a healthier version so I avoided adding cheese to the sauce. But if you like your macaroni loaded with cheese then along with all the spices add ½ cup grated cheddar cheese. Adding cheese is completely optional.

Sauce for Baked Mac and Cheese with Corn

Baked Mac and Cheese Recipe

Add half cooked macaroni shells and corn to the prepared sauce. Mix everything to incorporate sauce into macaroni.

Mixing of Baked Mac and Cheese with Corn

Take an oven-safe glass bowl. If you are going to use any other tin/tray then make sure to grease the tin/tray with butter. As I have used a glass bowl so need of grease. Meanwhile, keep your oven for preheating at 200 °C.

Pour the prepared Cheese and corn Macaroni into the bowl. Cover the Macaroni with slices of processed cheese. Bake this in a preheated oven at 200 °C for 10 minutes.

Before baking Baked Mac and Cheese with Corn

After 10 minutes, take the baking tin out from the oven. Our Baked Mac and Cheese with Corn are ready.

Mac and Cheese with Corn baked

This tastes awesome when hot. My family loves to have this macaroni pasta with a slice of homemade garlic bread.

In case you left with some pasta, though chances are rare, then also nothing to worry. Just store it in the refrigerator and before serving it just cover the bowl with aluminum foil and in a preheated oven bake it for 10 minutes on high at 200 °C. It will taste as fresh as you have just prepared it. This trick works well in case you want to serve baked mac and cheese with corn to your guests in the party.

Baked Mac and Cheese with Corn serving

If you like this recipe, then please subscribe to our YouTube Channel for my video recipes. You may also find me on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

Buy Tools and Ingredients used in this recipe

[amazon_link asins=’B07B2DTZN7,B00S82XPNG’ template=’ProductCarousel’ store=’sonlicious09-21′ marketplace=’IN’ link_id=’ac1ad6f6-494e-4fd6-823b-fca9c2e54e98′]

If you like my recipes, follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. If you like to watch video recipes, check my YouTube Channel for more amazing recipes.

Baking Bloggers

Baked Pasta

Baked Mac and Cheese with Corn
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Snacks
Cuisine: Baked
Servings: 6 people

Ingredients

  • 250 gm Elbow Macaroni
  • 2 tbs Salted Butter
  • 1 tbs Garlic (minced)
  • 150 gm Sweet Corn
  • 1 tbs Whole Wheat Flour
  • 200 ml Milk
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 tbs Pizza Sauce
  • 1 tsp Black pepper
  • 1 tsp Chili Flakes
  • 1 tsp Mixed herbs
  • 5 Slices Cheese Slice

Instructions

  • In a large vessel take 1-liter water and start heating it. Add macaroni shells to it and Stir it. Boil macaroni for about 8-10 minutes.
  • Remove the cooked macaroni from heat and drain the water. Rinse it with cold water to stop further cooking of it.
  • In a large pan melt butter over medium heat. Add minced garlic to it and sauté for 1 min. Add wheat flour and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  • Keep stirring the mixture constantly to avoid over-cooking.
  • Add milk to the mixture and using a whisker, whisk it to avoid lump formation.
  • Continue to stir until mixture is smooth and thicken enough to coat the back of the spatula.
  • Add all the dry spices like chili flakes, salt, and black pepper, mixed herbs along with pizza sauce. Stir everything and cook for another 1 minute.
  • Remove the pan from the heat.
  • Add half cooked macaroni shells and corn to the prepared sauce.
  • Meanwhile, keep your oven for preheating at 200 °C.
  • Pour the prepared Cheese and corn Macaroni into the glass bowl. Cover the Macaroni with slices of processed cheese. Bake this in a preheated oven at 200 °C for 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes, take the baking tin out from the oven. Our Baked mac and cheese with corn is ready.

Notes

  1. To make it cheesier add grated cheddar cheese while making the sauce.
  2. If you want to make it with white sauce then skip adding pizza sauce.
  3. Do not overcook the pasta else it will not taste good.
  4. Choice of vegetables is up to you. You can add broccoli and olives.
  5. Instead of making it with butter, you can cook it in olive oil.
Tried this recipe? Share it with me on Instagram!Mention @bakewithsonia or tag #bakewithsonia

6 COMMENTS

  1. Hi Sonia,

    As usual, healthy version of a yummy treat.. Thanks a bunch for posting this. One quick question – what are the mixed herbs that you have used here please?

    Regards,
    Ramya

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Sonia Gupta

Baking Instructor & Food Blogger

I’m Sonia Gupta, and I am on my mission to transform home-makers into home-bakers. Baking is an essential skill that every mother must know so to avoid their children eating unhealthy market baked items. My goal is to help you learn a skill that will keep your children happy and healthy.

Recent posts

Overnight Breakfast Rolls #BreadBakers

These Overnight Breakfast rolls are so easy to make that once you try this recipe, you will love it. The best part...

Vegan Pesto Babka #BreadBaker

Babka is a popular braided Jewish bread. This twisted bread mostly has chocolate, cinnamon or Nutella as filling. Last year I baked Chocolate Cinnamon...

Gluten Free Amaranth Crackers #BreadBakers

Amaranth crackers made with Gluten-Free Amaranth flour is a high nutrition cracker recipe. Google it and get surprised with the benefits of Amaranth flour. Amaranth...

Baked Cajun Potatoes

Baked Cajun Potatoes is one of the easiest appetizers that can make you showstopper in any get-together. With few easily available ingredients at home,...

You must read this before using Microwave Oven for Baking

A modern kitchen feels incomplete without a Microwave Oven. People use microwave oven for baking and cooking and a microwave oven has significantly simplified...

Stay Connected

7,125FansLike
4,339FollowersFollow
280FollowersFollow
11,680FollowersFollow
100FollowersFollow
12,700SubscribersSubscribe

Join Now

30 Days 30 Recipes 30 Lessons
It cannot be better than this.

IndiBlogger - The Indian Blogger Community
Badge for Top 10 Baking & Dessert Food Blogs – 2018
Eggless Baking Blogs