Cheesy macaroni pasta bake

    30 min

    Macaroni pasta baked in layers with Jarlsberg, mozzarella and loads of Cheddar cheese, of course! Ultimate comfort food pasta bake, with milk and egg poured on top for an especially golden and bubbly finish. Very yum!

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    Serves: 9 

    • 110g macaroni pasta
    • 250g grated Cheddar cheese
    • 130g grated Jarlsberg cheese
    • 115g grated mozzarella cheese
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • 235ml milk

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Bring a large saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil. Place macaroni in the saucepan and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente; drain.
    2. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Lightly grease an 20x20cm baking dish.
    3. Spread one half of the Cheddar cheese over the bottom of the baking dish. Top with a thin layer of macaroni, then with Jarlsberg cheese, another layer of macaroni, a layer of mozzarella and a third layer of macaroni. Finally, topp with the rest of the Cheddar cheese and pour the egg over all, followed by the milk.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven 20 minutes, or until bubbly and golden brown.

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    This is absolutely my FAVORITE mac & cheese recipe. I've given it to countless friends & family members and all of them have fallen in love with it as well. I did want to add that I put the egg in a measuring cup, beat it, and then added the milk to measure one cup because there was a lot of milk left in the bottom when I made it the first time. I seemed a little soupy to me. Now it's perfection every time. Thanks so much for posting this recipe.  -  26 Nov 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Loved it! I must have tried a dozen mac and cheese recipes, but will make this from now on. I took the advice of others and added a teaspoon of garlic salt; also, I used 2 eggs because I like a firmer mac and cheese casserole. I used a whole 8 oz. package of macaroni and it was perfect. Maybe there was a typo error, and the writer meant to use 8 ounces of macaroni (1/2 of a 1 pound package.)  -  27 Nov 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was great! Next time I will have to increase the macaroni if I use this much cheese. Also, I mixed the eggs and milk together before pouring it over the macaroni.  -  17 Jul 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)