Super-Cheesy Macaroni Cheese

Super-Cheesy Macaroni Cheese


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About this recipe: This pasta bake is a must for all cheese lovers. Macaroni is baked in a super-cheesy sauce with tomatoes. It's the perfect winter comfort food.


Makes: 6 - 8 servings

  • 450g macaroni pasta
  • 2 (350g) tubs ready-made cheese sauce
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 pinch mustard powder
  • 300g extra mature Cheddar cheese, grated and divided
  • 1 (400g) tin chopped tomatoes
  • 4 tablespoons dry breadcrumbs

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to the boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and reserve.
  2. In a large saucepan over low heat, warm cheese sauce; stir. Add 1/4 of cheese, paprika and mustard powder. Remove mixture from heat when cheese is melted.
  3. Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas 6.
  4. Add macaroni and tomatoes to sauce; stir and pour into a 20x30cm baking dish. Scatter over with breadcrumbs and remaining cheese.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until the cheese is a golden brown; serve.

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