Classic Macaroni Cheese

    1 hour 15 min

    A great comfort food for the cold winter nights. Macaroni in a Cheddar cheese sauce is topped with crumbled Ritz crackers and baked to perfection.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 260g macaroni pasta
    • 50g butter
    • 4 tablespoons plain flour
    • 1 litre milk
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 450g grated Cheddar cheese
    • 50g butter, melted
    • 100g Ritz crackers, crushed

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to the boil over high heat. Cook pasta until al dente, about 8 minutes. Drain well.
    3. Combine 50g butter, flour, milk, salt and Cheddar cheese in a large saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir until the cheese is melted and the mixture thickens, 7 to 10 minutes.
    4. Add the macaroni and stir to coat. Pour the mixture into a 20x30cm baking dish. Mix the 50g melted butter and crushed crackers together in a bowl; scatter the cracker mixture evenly over the macaroni mixture.
    5. Bake in preheated oven until golden brown on top, about 45 minutes.

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    Just made this receipe. It makes a lot of macaroni cheese. Anyone with a small family to feed might need to half the ingredients. It was ok, not sure I will make it again.  -  23 Feb 2014


    Fantastic recipe  -  16 Jan 2013


    It was lovely and cheesy just didn't like how the flour mixed with it. will try making a few adaptions. And changes to volume being used. cheese is expensive and a lot of cheese needed in the recipe  -  13 Mar 2015