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Curried Macaroni and Cheese



1/2 cup butter

1 teaspoon vegetable oil

1/2 red onion, diced

2 cloves garlic, diced

1 green chili, split lengthwise and kept in one piece (optional)

1 tablespoon curry powder

1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp all-purpose flour

5 cups 2% milk

2-1/2 cups provolone cheese (or any mild cheese, like mozzarella), grated

1-1/4 lb macaroni, cooked according to package directions

1/2 cup breadcrumbs

1 bunch asparagus, bottoms trimmed



Preheat oven to 350F.

In a large pot, heat butter and oil over medium heat. 

Add onions, garlic and green chili, sauté until tender, approximately 2 minutes.

Add curry powder and flour to create a roux, whisk to remove lumps and cook flour, approximately 1 minute.

Add milk slowly while whisking to create a curried creamy sauce over low heat.

Bring sauce to a simmer, continue to whisk for 2 minutes.

Remove from heat, remove green chili, add 2 cups of grated cheese and stir.

Add macaroni to curry sauce, mix and season with salt.

Transfer macaroni mixture into a baking dish. 

Sprinkle top with ¼ cup of breadcrumbs and ¼ cup of cheese.

Arrange asparagus in a line over breadcrumbs and cheese.

Sprinkle remaining breadcrumbs and cheese over top, bake in oven for 30-40 minutes, until top is golden brown.

Recipe by Roger Mooking

Link to Printable Recipe




  1. Meredith says:

    Holy Vishnu, that sounds good! There is at least one Indian in this house that would love that!

  2. I love a good mac n cheese. I love curry. Gotta’ give this a try:) Thanks so much for linking it up to What’s On the Menu Wednesday. I hope you will come agin.

  3. I love the idea of the curry in this, and that asparagus looks like such a delicious addition too! Thank you for sharing it with Let’s Do Brunch. Hope to see you again tomorrow!

  4. I am so excited about this. I love mac and cheese – i do not eat it that often – but I love it and this sounds like a great twist

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