Recipe

Classic macaroni cheese

Macaroni cheese is the iconic soul-warming comfort food. Made with a proper bechamel sauce and topped with a scattering of crispy breadcrumbs, this version has all the tender, crunch, and cheesiness you could want.

  • Serves 4
  • 40 mins cooking
classic macaroni cheese

Ingredients

Classic macaroni cheese
  • 375 gram macaroni pasta
  • 60 gram butter
  • 1/4 cup (35g) plain flour
  • 3 cup (750ml) hot milk
  • 1 1/2 cup (180g) coarsely grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup (70g) stale coarse white breadcrumbs

Method

Classic macaroni cheese
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 180°C. Oil a 1.5-litre ovenproof dish.
  • 2
    Cook pasta in large saucepan of salted boiling water until tender, then drain.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, melt butter in a large saucepan. Add flour and stir over heat for about 2 minutes or until mixture bubbles and thickens. Gradually stir in milk. Continue stirring until sauce boils and thickens. Stir in 1 cup of the cheese.
  • 4
    Stir pasta into hot sauce mixture; spoon into ovenproof dish. Sprinkle with combined breadcrumbs and remaining cheese. Bake, uncovered, about 25 minutes or until browned lightly.

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