Macaroni Cheese Recipe Gruyere Halloumi

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We didn't make this dish often in the past, but my son loved it when he tried it first at school, I couldn't tell how did it taste there! Cz there are tons of recipes for this dish.
So I made mine, but I twisted the name for my son, so he may try it without comparing the taste to his first experience. As normally what you try first will become the standard and the best even if it wasn't the original!! So I called mine "Halloumi Macaroni Tray" and my son loved it!! Although later on he discovered the trick, but he still like mine even butter then the school's copy. I intended to add to the famous traditional Mac Cheese dish extra topping of Halloumi cheese, this cheese has a high melting point, with unique nutty flavor, and It's made of sheep and goat milk. This touch really made the difference for sure! The only thing not great, that the dish in the video here came out less moist then I wanted to be, therefore I tweaked the recipe for 3 cups of milk instead of 2 1/2 in the video, and that will do it perfectly. I hope you will give it a try.


2     Cups of macaroni
3      Cups of milk
1/2  Cup of Gruyere cheese
1/2  Cup of Cheddar cheese
1/2  Cup of Halloumi cheese
1/4  Cup of bread crumb
5     Tblspn of butter
2     Tbspn of flour
1     Tspn of paprika
1/4   Tspn turmeric


 Oil the water with dash of salt and cook the macaroni, after it's cooked place in strainer under cold water.  In a medium size pot, heat 3 tblspn of butter on medium heat, then add the flour, paprika and turmeric, stir for 2 - 3 min and then add the milk, sometimes at this step four with this amount of butter will make some lumps, not to worry whisking will resolve those completely, and you will have a less fat at the dish!
Add the milk and whisk the mixture till gets smooth and little thick, let it boil for one minute and then turn off the heat, and add the macaroni mix it well, then add half of the Cheddar and Gruyere cheese. 
Melt the butter and mix it with the bread crumb, then mix it together with whatever left from the cheese plus the Halloumi. Top it on the oven try and bake at 350 F for 10 - 15 min, till you get the perfect color topping! Enjoy   

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