Cheesiest and Easiest Macaroni and Cheese

    Cheesiest and Easiest Macaroni and Cheese


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    About this recipe: It doesn't get better than this. This is a tried and true macaroni cheese recipe that is simple and easy to make. Kids will adore it, and so will you! Use mild or mature Cheddar based on your family tastes.

    Serves: 6 

    • 225g macaroni
    • 350ml milk
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground mustard
    • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
    • 3/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 dash hot sauce
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
    • 400g grated Cheddar cheese, divided
    • 60g breadcrumbs
    • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
    • 1/2 teaspoon paprika

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a 2 litre baking dish.
    2. Bring a large pan of lightly salted water to the boil. Add macaroni and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
    3. Heat the milk in a small saucepan. Stir in mustard, Worcestershire sauce, salt and hot sauce. Set aside.
    4. Stir 1 1/2 tablespoons butter and 325g cheese into the drained macaroni. Pour the hot milk mixture over the cheese and macaroni. Transfer to prepared baking dish. Sprinkle remaining Cheddar on top. Combine the breadcrumbs with the melted butter, and spread over the top. Sprinkle with paprika.
    5. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, and then place under the grill for 1 to 2 minutes.

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