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Super Easy Macaroni Cheese | Mary Berry’s Recipe

Do your kids love macaroni cheese? Here’s an easy macaroni cheese recipe that will have them begging for more. Super simple and quick to make, this dish is perfect for a busy family and ready in 20 minutes. Kids will love the cheesy goodness, and parents will love how easy it is to put together. So next time you’re in a hurry, give this recipe a try!

how to make macaroni cheese

When I make mac and cheese, the best part is getting that gooey sauce on top. Sometimes it can be tricky to get everything just right – not too thick or thin, so you don’t end up with an overcooked dish but keep it undercooked enough to ensure your guests are happy! So when boiling your macaroni, boil it until it’s just tender.

Ingredients

  • 375 g Macaroni
  • 45 g Butter
  • 45 g Plain Flour
  • 900 ml Milk
  • 2 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 325 g Mature Cheddar Cheese (grated)
  • 60 g Breadcrumbs (Fresh white)
  • Salt and Pepper

How to make baked Macaroni Cheese

You could serve this mac and cheese straight from your saucepan (just make sure you’ve fully cooked your macaroni), but transferring it to your oven-proof dish and baking it adds a lovely cheesy chewy, crispy topping which I love.

  • Cook the macaroni in salted water for 10 minutes until just tender. Drain and set aside.
  • Melt the butter in a pan. Add the flour and cook, stirring for 1 minute. Remove from heat and gradually blend in the milk. Bring to a boil until it begins to thicken. Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring.
  • Add the mustard, macaroni and ¾ of the cheese to the sauce and season with salt and pepper.
  • Lightly grease your ovenproof dish and spoon in the macaroni mixture. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs and the remaining cheese and bake in a preheated oven at 180°c Fan / Gas 6 for about 20 minutes until golden brown.
macaroni with cheese sauce

Sauce For Macaroni Cheese

For the sauce, you will need:

  • 45 g Butter
  • 45 g Plain Flour
  • 900 ml Milk
  • 2 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 325 g Mature Cheddar Cheese

Melt the butter in a pan. Add the flour and cook, stirring for 1 minute. Remove from heat and gradually blend in the milk. Bring to a boil until it begins to thicken. Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring.

Add the mustard, macaroni and ¾ of the cheese to the sauce and season with salt and pepper. Remember to taste it to check if you’ve added enough seasoning.

What to serve with Macaroni Cheese

While macaroni and cheese is a classic dish in its own right, there are plenty of ways to dress it up and make it even more delicious. Here are some ideas for what to serve with macaroni and cheese:

-A simple green salad (my favourite)

-Sautéed vegetables

Roasted Vegetables

Mixed Salad

-Chicken

how to make macaroni cheese

Super Easy Macaroni Cheese | Kid’s Favourite

Rachel
The ultimate comfort food topped with a cheesy, chewy crispy topping.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American, British
Servings 8
Calories 500 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 375 g Macaroni
  • 45 g Butter
  • 45 g Plain Flour
  • 900 ml Milk
  • 2 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 325 g Mature Cheddar Cheese (grated)
  • 60 g Breadcrumbs (Fresh white)
  • Salt and Pepper

Instructions
 

  • Cook the macaroni in salted water for 10 minutes until just tender. Drain and set aside.
  • Melt the butter in a pan. Add the flour and cook, stiring for 1 minute. Remove from heat and gradually blend in the milk. Bring to the boil until it begins to thicken. Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring.
  • Add the mustard, macaroni and ¾ of the cheese to the sauce and season with salt and pepper.
  • Lightly grease your ovenproof dish and spoon in the macaroni mixture. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs and the remaining cheese and bake in a pre-heated oven 180°c Fan / Gas 6 for about 20 minutes until golden brown.
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Nutrition

Calories: 500kcalCarbohydrates: 51gProtein: 21gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 67mgSodium: 418mgPotassium: 334mgFiber: 2gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 736IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 456mgIron: 1mg
Keyword baked macaroni cheese
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