Creamy Macaroni Cheese

    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.

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    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

    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.

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


    I have made this recipe twice and tonight I added some cooked bacon and cooked chicken to it and it was scrumptious  -  26 Sep 2017


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