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How to Cook the Macaroni Cheese Everytime


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The Gourmandize Team

A perfect macaroni and cheese recipe to make sure this cheesy dish is brilliantly baked everytime.

Rate this recipe 3.6/5 (61 Votes)


  • 140g macaroni
  • 30g butter
  • 2 tbs flour
  • 1 pint milk
  • 185g grated extra mature cheddar cheese
  • salt
  • pepper
  • mustard powder


servings 2
Level of difficulty Easy
Preparation time 25mins
Cooking time 20mins
Cost Budget Friendly


Step 1

Pre-heat oven to 200°C.
Melt butter in small pan, add the flour and cook for 1 min.

Step 2

Whisk in the milk all at once, then bring to the boil and simmer for 15 mins.

Step 3

Add the macaroni to a pan containing plenty of boiling water. Cook for 8-10 mins until al dente. Drain, then return to the pan.

Step 4

Stir 3/4 of the cheese into the sauce and season well with salt and pepper. Add 3 pinches of mustard powder.

Step 5

Butter an ovenproof dish and start layering up the sauce and pasta, starting with pasta, then a layer of cheese sauce and so on, ending up with a final layer of cheese sauce.

Step 6

Scatter the remaining cheese on top and bake for 20 mins until golden brown and bubbling.

Step 7

Leave to stand for a few mins before serving.

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