In the Kitchen: Macaroni Cheese Recipe

Macaroni Cheese is one of those comfort foods that, when I’m feeling blah or just uninspired in the kitchen, I know I can make and I know I’ll enjoy.  I have a number of go to recipes but this is the easiest to make and, nine times out of ten, I have all the ingredients in the cupboards so it’s also stress and shopping free.

What you’ll need

  • 250g dried macaroni pasta
  • 150 ml of milk
  • 150 ml of single cream (you can replace this with milk)
  • 225g medium or mature cheddar
  • 50g butter
  • 1 tbsp. plain flour
  • 60g breadcrumbs
  • Salt and pepper to taste

What you’ll need to do

  • cook the pasta following the packet instructions and set to one side
  • on a low heat, melt the butter in a medium to large pan then add the flour and stir for a few minutes
  • slowly add the milk, whisking as you go to avoid the mixture getting lumpy – when it’s all mixed increase the heat so the milk starts to simmer and thicken
  • Reduce the heat and add the cream.  Let simmer for a further few minutes then add the cheese.  You should be left with a nice thick sauce.  If it isn’t thick enough, leave on a low heat for another minute or two.
  • Add the pasta then put into an ovenproof dish.  Cover with breadcrumbs and cook at 180°C (170°C Fan)/350°/Gas Mark 4 for 20 minutes or until golden, bubbly and brown.


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Before it heads into the oven

Take out, serve up and enjoy!
What is your comfort food or do you have a maccie cheese recipe you can’t live without.

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