The most important part of your macaroni recipe is to cook the macaroni correctly. Follow our 10-step-pasta-program to learn how to cook macaroni to perfection!
The macaroni should not be cooked completely; cook it “Al Dente”. It offers a bite to the macaroni
With instant or ready made macaroni just follow the box instructions and take 1 minute of the instructed cooking time. You do this because the pasta will still cook a bit after you drain the water. 8-12min is a general guideline for cooking pasta al Dente.
For your own macaroni recipe just use anything you like. Meat, fish, cheese, vegetable, whatever you like is great! Just keep it simple. Pick some of your favorite veggies or meat and just go from there!
Some nice touches such as black olives, anchovies and capers really make something special out of your macaroni recipe. And top it off with some Italian cheese such as Pecorino. Add some Italian sausage or ham, rocket lettuce for fresh greens.
Just don’t even think about Nutella, banana and almonds/pistachio topped off with some grated white chocolate for your macaroni recipe. That’s just barbaric…