Macaroni and cheese

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Serves: 4

By leesy32

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  • 600ml milk

  • 250g cheddar grated

  • 250g macaroni

  • 40g plain flour

  • 40g butter

  • 50g Parmesan grated


  1. Cook the macaroni as per packet instructions.
  2. Melt butter in a saucepan and slowly add the flour while stirring to make a roux - cook off for a few minutes.
  3. Gradually whisk in the milk, getting rid of all lumps, and cook (whilst stirring) for 10-15 minutes until the sauce is nice and thick.
  4. Add 3/4s of the cheese and stir until melted.
  5. Mix in the cooked (drained) macaroni and put in an oven proof dish.
  6. Sprinkle over the last of the cheese and put under a hot pre-heated grill until cheese is golden.

Handy Hint

You could add some spinach to make this a little more healthy!

Additional Information

  • Vegetarian

  • Main Course

  • Autumn

  • Winter

  • Pasta

  • Budget

  • Make Ahead

  • cheese

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  • AmIatwat 24/02/14 21:34

    I add a tsp of made mustard and a few gratings of nutmeg.

  • Vatta 23/02/14 21:13

    You can add small frozen veg (eg peas and sweetcorn) straight from the freezer into the ovenproof dish, then just bake them. They'll defrost in the oven, and cook covered in cheese sauce, they add a lot of flavour and texture.

  • NomenOmen 05/11/13 20:48

    Straightforward, no frills, does exactly what it says on the tin, super easy-to-follow recipe. Not fancy, but kids and big kids love it. Comfort food!

  • leesy32 17/03/11 18:47