Quick and easy macaroni cheese

    30 min

    Quick and comforting macaroni and cheese is simple to prepare with 7 ingredients you may already have in your cupboards and fridge.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 225g macaroni pasta
    • 55g butter
    • 30g plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • 475ml milk
    • 225g grated Cheddar cheese

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

    1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to the boil. Cook macaroni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, 8 minutes. Drain.
    2. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat; stir in flour, salt and pepper until smooth, about 5 minutes. Slowly pour milk into butter-flour mixture while continuously stirring until mixture is smooth and bubbling, about 5 minutes. Add Cheddar cheese to milk mixture and stir until cheese is melted, 2 to 4 minutes.
    3. Fold macaroni into cheese sauce until coated.

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    I made this for my toddler and he loves it! I'm usually rubbish at making white sauces but this turned out perfect. I added a teaspoon of dried mustard to the flour. I also poured the mix into a pyrex dish, covered with more cheese and breadcrumbs and grilled until golden. I'll definitely make this recipe again.  -  29 Mar 2018


    It was ok. A bit too stodgy. My kids who eat everything were not into it. Recipe is fine just not for me  -  12 Mar 2018


    I made it. kids and adults love it !!! It's so easy recipe and what is good about this recipe is that all ingredients are all basic needs.  -  24 Jan 2018