Baked Macaroni Cheese

    1 hour

    This pasta bake has comfort food written all over it. Macaroni is baked in a creamy cheese sauce. It's perfect for the cold winter months.

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    Serves: 4 - 6

    • 500g macaroni pasta
    • 500ml skimmed milk
    • 2 tablespoons plain flour
    • 175g grated mature Cheddar cheese
    • 1 teaspoon dry mustard powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne or black pepper
    • 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs
    • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas 6. Grease a medium baking dish or six ramekins.
    2. Cook pasta according to packet's instructions. Drain and return to the cooking pot.
    3. Meanwhile as the pasta cooks. Combine milk and flour in a saucepan. Whisk until smooth. Cook over medium heat, whisking continuously until the mixure starts to thicken slightly.
    4. Remove from heat and add 175g cheese, whisking until smooth. Season with mustard powder, cayenne pepper and salt.
    5. Stir cheese sauce into the cooked pasta. Spoon mixture into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle breadcrumbs and grated Parmesan on top.
    6. Bake for 25-30 minutes for medium dish (20 minutes for ramekins) or until heated through. Remove from oven and let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

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    My first time making macaroni cheese and a good recipe to try. I didn't use breadcrumbs or parmesan so was even easier to make :o)  -  04 Mar 2014


    I followed this recipe down to a tee and my macaroni has never turned out so dry. I will stick with my own version which incorporates butter and garlic to produce a roux which leads to a moist and delicious macaroni.  -  02 Jun 2016


    A firm family favourite  -  08 Feb 2016