Mac And Cheese Pots Recipe

Mac and cheese pots

  • serves 4
  • Easy

The ultimate comfort food for a gloomy day. These mini mac 'n' cheese pots are full of the gooey-deliciousness of cheddar, gruyère and grana padano, baked for a crispy top. Use veggie cheese instead if required.


Make these comforting mac and cheese pots, then check out our classic mac and cheese, vegan mac and cheese, butternut squash mac and cheese and more macaroni cheese recipes.



  • butter 30g
  • plain flour 30g
  • milk 850ml
  • garlic 1 clove, halved
  • Dijon mustard 1 tsp
  • mature cheddar 200g, grated
  • gruyère 100g, grated
  • grana padano or parmesan 50g, grated
  • macaroni 250g


  • Step 1

    Melt the butter in a pan then stir in the flour. Keep cooking and stirring for 3 minutes then gradually whisk in the milk to give a smooth sauce.

  • Step 2

    Add the garlic, simmer for 4 minutes, then fish out.

  • Step 3

    Add the mustard, cheddar, gruyère, half the grana padano or parmesan and stir until melted. Season.

  • Step 4

    Heat the oven to 220c/fan 200c/gas 7. Cook the macaroni until just al dente then rinse under cold water and drain well. Mix with the sauce and divide between 4 ovenproof dishes.

  • Step 5

    Scatter over the remaining grana padano or parmesan, then bake for about 15 minutes until golden and bubbling (flash under the grill for a minute if needed).

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 763
  • Fat 40.6g
  • Saturates 24.7g
  • Carbs 63.7g
  • Fibre 2.2g
  • Protein 39.7g
  • Salt 2.04g