Macaroni Cheese


serves 4
175 g (6 oz) shortcut macaroni
3 Tbsp (40 g) butter
4 level tbsps (60 ml) plain flour (All purpose)
568 ml (1 pint) milk
salt and freshly ground pepper
pinch of nutmeg, or 1/2 level tsp (2.5 ml) prepared mustard
175 g (6 oz) mature English Cheddar cheese, grated
2 tbsp (30 ml) fresh breadcrumbs


1. Cook the macaroni in a saucepan of fast boiling salted water for 10 minutes and drain well.

2. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a pan, stir in the flour and cook gently for 1 minute. Remove pan from the heat and gradually stir in the milk. Bring to the boil and continue to cook, stirring, until the sauce thickens, then remove from the heat and add seasonings, 100 g (4 oz) cheese and the macaroni.

3. Pour into an ovenproof dish and sprinkle with the remaining cheese and breadcrumbs.

4. Place on a baking sheet and bake in the oven at 200°C (400°F) mark 6 for about 20 minutes, until golden and bubbling, or brown under a very hot grill.

What did you think?

72 people have helped to review this recipe. Thankyou!

Macaroni cheese
posted by jilly @ 05:06PM, 11/16/07
I think it was such a tasty and interesting recipe. It was great and everybody enjoyed it and were even asking for seconds ... hehe
Macaroni cheese
posted by Roxanna @ 03:22PM, 11/23/07
This Is Such A Awsume Dish I Made It Once In My DT Food Class And It Was All Gone Before The End Of The Day :D
Macaroni cheese
posted by Periwinkle @ 01:37PM, 1/30/08
Rather delicious and easy to prepare.
Macaroni Cheese
posted by Ray @ 08:27PM, 8/08/08
Fantastic, every bit as good as Marks and Spencers Macaroni Cheese. not a scrap was left once i'd cooked it. Thank you for this Recipie
Macaroni chese
posted by mo @ 12:51PM, 9/11/08
Easy to follow with plain english instructions, dish was very tasty indeed
Macaroni Cheese
posted by Kitty @ 01:15PM, 12/08/08
Really easy recipe, wholegrain mustard is really nice in it too!.
Everyone always goes back for more!
Thank you!
Tasty Tasty Mac & cheese
posted by Ayeesha in Moray, Scotland! @ 12:08PM, 3/21/09
Great recipe, really enjoyed it! add a few chopped up hard bolied eggs through it aswell, and chopped tomatoes if thats your kind of thing! really tasty! MMMM!! Thanks.
Helped alot
posted by the she man @ 12:02PM, 4/23/09
Thanks really needed a new dish :-)
posted by amzybaby xx @ 08:29AM, 9/14/09
Just looked up the recipe on google and stumbled across many, this is the best i've had!! yum! the mustard gives it the added kick!! brill!!
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