Macaroni Cheese, the Best

    25 minutes

    Our family's recipe for macaroni and cheese. Mustard and tinned tomatoes make it a little different.


    Auckland, New Zealand
    20 people made this

    Serves: 2 

    • 200g macaroni
    • 600ml milk
    • 60g butter
    • 60g plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon mustard
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 60 - 90g any cheese - grated or crumbled
    • 1 tin tomatoes (optional)

    Preparation:5min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Cook macaroni pasta then put aside.
    2. Add everything except the cheese, tomatoes and pasta in a saucepan. Simmer for 10 - 12 minutes whisking occasionally. Stir till thickened.
    3. Stir in the cheese, tomatoes (if required) and simmer till heated through and cheese is melted, then add the pasta to warm sauce. Season to taste and cook till heated through.
    4. If too thick, thin down with a little more milk. For a thinner sauce add less milk.

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    Very easy to make. Both my boys enjoyed it. Could easily add seasoning to adapt as required.  -  01 Aug 2011


    I tweaked a little and Baked with a Gratin topping!  -  03 Apr 2011


    Very easy all liked it  -  25 May 2015