Creamy Macaroni Cheese

    (724)
    40 min

    This is a super-yummy vegetarian pasta bake, which will be loved by everybody. Macaroni is baked in a Dijon-flavoured creamy cheese sauce. It's the perfect comfort food for the cold winter months.


    709 people made this

    Ingredients
    Serves: 6 

    • 200g macaroni
    • 50g butter
    • 3 tablespoons plain flour
    • 475ml milk
    • 225g cream cheese
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
    • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
    • 225g Cheddar cheese
    • 110g dry breadcrumbs
    • 30g butter
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

    Method
    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas 6.
    2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to the boil. Add macaroni pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
    3. In a 3 litre saucepan over medium heat, melt butter and stir in flour. Cook for about 1 minute, until smooth and bubbly; stirring occasionally. Mix in milk, cream cheese, salt, pepper and Dijon mustard. Continue cooking until sauce is thickened. Add cooked macaroni and Cheddar cheese.
    4. Pour into 2-litre baking dish. In small bowl mix together breadcrumbs, butter and parsley; spread over macaroni and cheese. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown and heated through.
    See all 12 recipes

    Recently viewed

    Reviews & ratings
    Average global rating:
    (724)

    Reviews in English (559)

    by
    1

    i made this and it was delicious I put extra Dijon in and it was yummy thanks for the recipe x  -  30 Apr 2015

    Pe4cefr0g
    0

    I use this recipe all the time. It's fab with or without the mustard and is sheer cheesy pasta indulgence 💜  -  22 Jan 2017

    by
    514

    OK.. so I think I've pretty much PERFECTED..I did it last night and it is the best home made mac and cheese I've ever had! I used 1 3/4 cup of milk and 1/4 cup heavy cream.. this made it extra creamy and yummy. I also blended in 2 cups of the suggested cheddar as well as 1 cup of provolone and 1 cup of mozzeralla...this made it even more creay and cheesy... I omitted the breadcrumb topping (TOO much breadcrumbs for me) and generously added more cheddar, mozzeralla, and provolone to the top before puting it into the oven... If you like easy, cheesy, and creamy mac and cheese..you will love this recipe with these modifications!  -  02 Jan 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

    Write a review

    Click on stars to rate
    See all 9 collections