A baking dish full of golden macaroni cheese

Classic mac ’n’ cheese

  • serves 4
  • Easy

This warming comfort food classic only needs five ingredients, and hits the spot every time. Perfect when you're in the mood to cuddle-up with a bowl of cheesy carbs

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Make this classic mac ‘n’ cheese recipe then check out our vegan mac ‘n’ cheese, cauliflower mac ‘n’ cheese,  bacon mac ‘n’ cheese and more macaroni cheese recipes

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Ingredients

  • macaroni 400g
  • unsalted butter 30g
  • plain flour 2 tbsp
  • whole milk 300ml
  • mature cheddar 200g grated, plus 2 tbsp for the top

Method

  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. Cook the macaroni in a large pan of boiling salted water following pack instructions until al dente, then drain well.

  • Step 2

    Melt the butter in a large pan over a medium heat. Tip in the flour and stir well. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until the mixture turns sandy and smells slightly nutty. Tip the milk into the pan and whisk really thoroughly to get rid of any lumps. Bubble for a few minutes to thicken, then tip in the grated cheddar. Whisk again until fully melted, then season to taste.

  • Step 3

    Stir the macaroni into the sauce, then tip into a 20cm x 30cm baking dish. Scatter over the remaining cheddar, then bake for 20 minutes until golden and crisp on top.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 685
  • Fat 32.8g
  • Saturates 19.4g
  • Carbs 65.4g
  • Sugars 5.4g
  • Fibre 3.7g
  • Protein 30.1g
  • Salt 1.2g
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