Macaroni cheese, the best

    25 min

    A recipe we have been making in this family for years - still a favourite.

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    Serves: 2 

    • 600ml milk
    • 60g butter
    • 60g plain flour
    • ½ tsp mustard
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 60 to 90g any cheese - grated or crumbled
    • 200g macaroni
    • 1 tin tomatoes (optional)

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Cook macaroni then put aside.
    2. Add everything except the cheese, tomatoes and pasta in a saucepan. Simmer for 10 - 12 minutes whisking occasionally. Stir till thickened.
    3. Stir in the cheese, tomatoes (if required) and simmer till heated through and cheese is melted, then add the pasta to warm sauce. Season to taste and cook till heated through.
    4. If too thick, thin down with a little more milk. For a thinner sauce add less milk.

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    This was so filling and delicious! Even my very picky partner liked it. Next time i'll half the ingrediants as it giver very generous portions!  -  03 Sep 2011


    My fussy kids loved it.  -  25 Jan 2011


    I also added some italian seasoning but didn't find this special, the benefits are it was quick and easy and that is worth 4 stars anyday!  -  17 May 2017