Magical Gratin

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The Wizard's Cookbook: Magical Recipes Inspired by Harry Potter, Merlin, The Wizard of Oz, and MoreWe modern-day witches and wizards lead a hectic life, especially when we live with humans who are unaware of our existence. That’s why sometimes we need to take it easy or wave our wands and, like Samantha, Darrin, and Tabitha, enjoy a good, satisfying meal at home as a family. In such cases, you simply can’t beat macaroni and cheese.

  • Yield: 6 Servings
  • Preparation Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cooking Time: 30 Minutes


  • 1 onion
  • 2¼ lb tomatoes
  • 1 lb 2 oz ground beef
  • 1 packet (1 lb 2 oz) macaroni
  • Salt and pepper
  • 9 oz grated Cheddar cheese (try it as well with Parmesan, Mimolette, or Gruyère)
  • 1¾ oz butter
How to Make It
  1. May the oven reach 350°F.
  2. May the onion be peeled without tears and finely chopped.
  3. May the tomatoes be washed and cut into pieces.
  4. May the beef be sautéed for 10 minutes on high heat.
  5. May the macaroni be cooked in five times their volume of boiling water, then drained.
  6. May the meat and tomatoes, onions and pasta, and salt and pepper be mixed together in a large dish.
  7. May the butter and two-thirds of the cheese be added before all is again mixed.
  8. May the mixture be divided into as many ramekins as guests.
  9. May the remaining cheese cover all, And may the ramekins rest in the embers of the oven for 20 minutes!

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