Macaroane cu branza

Romanian Mac n’ Cheese (Macaroane cu branza)

Macaroane cu branza

Romanian Mac n’ Cheese (Macaroane cu branza)

Adina Elena Vladulescu
My mom was an amazing cook. She was an inspiration and the main reason why I became passionate about food. She would cook our traditional Romanian recipes in a way that no one ever did before. Everything tasted like an explosion of flavors. She was able to cook pretty much everything, going from sarmale to cakes, sushi and all kinds of soups. However, my favorite recipe will always be her special Mac n' Cheese. It has the power of soothing me, feeling like a hug from the inside out. Today, I am sharing her recipe with you, hoping it will make you feel the same way.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Romanian
Servings 8 portions


  • 225 g uncooked spaghetti
  • 3 cups grated feta cheese
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup fine wheat semolina
  • 1/2 cup milk


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
  • Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the packaging.
  • In a bowl, mix the remaining ingredients together.
  • In an oven-proof casserole slightly oiled, mix the cheese mixture and the cooked pasta together.
  • Bake for 50-60 minutes or until the pasta has become golden-brown on top and the cheese mixture has thickened up.
  • It may seem strange at first, but we traditionally sprinkle a bit of sugar over the Mac n' Cheese. Now that we moved to Canada, we replaced the sugar with maple syrup. Try it and you will see how the combination of sweet and salty is absolutely delicious! Enjoy!

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