Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

    1 hour 5 min

    Three cheeses as well as a creamy white sauce ensure that this macaroni cheese is ridiculously creamy. The kids will love it!

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    Serves: 7 

    • 210g uncooked macaroni
    • 60g butter
    • 2 tablespoons plain flour
    • 475ml milk
    • 1/2 onion, minced
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 110g processed cheese slices
    • 110g grated Cheddar cheese
    • 110g grated Gruyere or Emmental cheese

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr5min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. Prepare the macaroni according to packet directions.
    3. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium high heat. Stir in the flour until a paste forms. Then pour in the milk and stir constantly until this comes to the boil, then stir for 1 more minute. Remove from heat and set aside.
    4. When the macaroni is cooked, spread 1/2 of it into the bottom of a lightly greased 23x33cm baking dish. Then layer 1/2 of the grated onion, 1/2 of the salt and pepper and 1/2 of each of the cheeses. Repeat this one more time: macaroni, onion, salt and pepper and cheeses, and then pour the reserved white sauce over all. Top off with small knobs of butter to taste, if desired.
    5. Cover and bake at 180 C / Gas 4 for 45 minutes.

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    Awesome!!! Just like Mom used to make!!! I have never rated a recipe before but one thing I noticed with the reviews...if you are going to rate the recipe make it the way it is written. One of the previous reviewers gave it a four because she changed it all over the place and obviously thought hers was better, I looked at other reviews she has done and has done the same thing to other recioes. Review it on it's merits, not on what you think you did to make it your own!  -  18 Nov 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was an excellent dish. I made it exactly as written and we loved it!  -  09 Aug 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    So Good! Among my friends, I'm known for my mac and cheese, but using this recipe, I really blew their socks off. The addition of the onion really added flavor. The only thing I did differently was used different types of cheese (the secret to my mac n' cheese) I use white sharp cheddar for taste, plain yellow sharp cheddar for appearance, and hot pepper cheese for a bit of spice.  -  17 Feb 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)