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Can I make a Macaroni Cheese tonight and bake it tomorrow?

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MrsRajeshKoothrappali Thu 20-Jun-13 18:08:10

Or will it go weird?

And if it is possible how long would I cook it for?


MrsRajeshKoothrappali Thu 20-Jun-13 18:09:07

This was supposed to be in chat, sorry!


arethereanyleftatall Thu 20-Jun-13 18:09:42

It'll be fine

bigTillyMint Thu 20-Jun-13 18:10:34

Yes, I do that a lot. Noone ever complainssmile

Helpyourself Thu 20-Jun-13 18:12:16

I would do it up until the mixing stage- cook the pasta, make the sauce and chill separately otherwise the pasta absorbs te sauce and its all rather solid.

SoleSource Thu 20-Jun-13 18:55:15

I remember a whole family ate a macaroni cheese that had been baked the previous day. Nobody has seen them since...

monikar Thu 20-Jun-13 18:57:18

I would cook it for about 45 minutes. I would put some grated cheese on the top just before it went in the oven.

I always work on the principle that restaurants make lots of things the day before so if you keep it in the fridge it will be fine.

bigTillyMint Thu 20-Jun-13 19:18:51

It is a bit more solid, but they seem to like it like that, rather than sloppy on the plategrin

shewhowines Thu 20-Jun-13 19:43:08

It's ok reheated but stodgier. Warm it till it is really hot in the middle.

I make fresh pasta and then pour sauce, that I've made the day before, over it. Tastes no difference to freshly made.

HerrenaHarridan Thu 20-Jun-13 19:52:25

If cooking from fridge 45 min, if you take out and allow to reach room temp 20

I make the while thing up and put in dish smile

Oldraver Thu 20-Jun-13 20:35:45

It will be lovely...lots of cheese on the top until it goes crunchy

raisah Thu 20-Jun-13 20:52:06

Just add more sauce keep it moist. I cook everything the day before and chill it all separately and put it all together before baking it the next day.

marriedinwhiteagain Thu 20-Jun-13 21:01:42

Just make a bit more sauce and a bit thinner - macaroni al dente. Mix it up, bung in fridge - oven next day wit foil take foil off after 35 mins - sprinkle with grated cheese ad bingo after another 10 mins. Perfect

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