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Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Macaroni and Cheese

My homemade macaroni and cheese is the ultimate comfort food guaranteed to hit the spot. With tender macaroni pasta smothered in a creamy cheese sauce, it’s a classic dish that everyone loves. Whether you’re whipping it up for a laid-back weeknight meal or a special occasion, this quick and easy recipe will become a family favourite that you’ll keep coming back to.

  • Total Time: 17 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x


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  1. Cook pasta as per packet instructions less 1 minute. Drain and run under cold water to cool immediately.
  2. Meanwhile, melt the butter on low heat in a large, deep skillet.
  3. Once the butter has melted, add the flour and stir for 30 seconds until a paste forms.
  4. Pour in 1/4 of the milk, whisking for 30 seconds until the mixture combines.
  5. Add the remaining milk and whisk on low heat for 5 minutes, until the sauce is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.
  6. Stir in the stock powder and cheese. Turn off the heat, and stir through the pasta. Serve as is or continue with the following steps for extra crunch.
  7. Preheat the grill. Transfer to a baking dish if needed and sprinkle with the panko breadcrumbs. Spray with olive oil.
  8. Grill for 2-3 minutes until golden (keep an eye on it because it will change to a golden colour quickly!)


MAKE AHEAD –  Follow the recipe instructions up until step 7. Refrigerate for up to 3 days. Freeze for up to 2 months. Thaw completely in the fridge overnight. To reheat, cover with foil and bake for 40 minutes in a 180°C fan oven. Remove foil and place under grill for 2-3 minutes to crisp up the breadcrumbs.

LEFTOVERS – Refrigerate up to 3 days. Reheat in a 180°C fan oven for 10-15 minutes or until heated through. Not suitable for freezing.

  • Author: Nicole
  • Prep Time: 2 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Category: Macaroni
  • Method: pan
  • Cuisine: British