The BBC Good Food logo
Cheeseboard macaroni cheese served in a casserole dish

Cheeseboard macaroni cheese

A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.30 ratingsRate
Magazine subscription – your first 5 issues for only £5!
  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

What better way to use up your cheeseboard after a dinner party than with a creamy mac 'n' cheese supper? Easy comfort food for a busy weeknight

Nutrition: Per serving


  • 350g pasta shapes
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 garlic clove , crushed
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 3 tbsp plain flour
  • 500ml milk
  • 250g mix of cheeses you have around (we used Cheshire, cheddar and camembert), plus extra hard cheese for the topping


  • STEP 1

    Cook the pasta according to pack instructions, drain and set aside.

  • STEP 2

    Melt the butter in a saucepan, add the garlic and cook for a min until softened, then add the mustard powder and cayenne pepper and cook for 1 min more. Add the flour and stir to make a paste, cooking for about 1 min, until the mix starts to bubble a little. Take off the heat and gradually pour in the milk, whisking with every addition so the sauce doesn’t go lumpy. Return to the heat and cook for 5 mins until thickened, then add the cheeses, stir until melted, and fold in the pasta.

  • STEP 3

    Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Tip the pasta into a baking dish, and top with additional cheese, preferably some hard cheese such as cheddar or parmesan, then bake for 25-30 mins, until golden and bubbling. Allow to cool for 10 mins or so then serve.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2017


Comments, questions and tips

Rate this recipe

What is your star rating out of 5?

Choose the type of message you'd like to post

Choose the type of message you'd like to post

Overall rating

A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.30 ratings

Sponsored content