Cheeseboard macaroni cheese served in a casserole dish

Cheeseboard macaroni cheese

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 50 mins

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 and extra info

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal760
  • fat33g
  • saturates20g
  • carbs80g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre5g
  • protein32g
  • salt1.5g
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Ingredients

  • 350g pasta shapes
    Pasta

    Pasta

    pah-stah

    Pasta is the Italian name for Italy's version of a basic foodstuff which is made in many…

  • 2 tbsp butter
    Butter

    Butter

    butt-err

    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 3 tbsp plain flour
  • 500ml milk

    Milk

    mill-k

    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

  • 250g mix of cheeses you have around (we used Cheshire, cheddar and camembert), plus extra hard cheese for the topping

Method

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

  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.

  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.

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Frantic Flapjack
20th Nov, 2017
3.8
I've tried lots of recipes for macaroni cheese. This is a good one. It has a good depth of flavour which I think is down to the garlic and mustard flavours. I used apricot stilton, cheddar and brie. Would recommend this recipe.
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