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Perfect Macaroni Cheese

Perfect Macaroni Cheese

Hi, I’m Caroline’s daughter and if there’s one thing I love it’s a hearty Mac and Cheese! A few days ago I was in a café choosing my lunch and I ordered macaroni cheese. It tasted great but was really expensive. So, I thought to myself why pay when I can have it at home? The thing is my mum never makes me macaroni cheese. But that didn’t stop me – I made up a simple Mac and Cheese recipe! Why don’t you have a go too it’s really yummy?

Perfect Macaroni Cheese

April 13, 2018
: 4
: 10 min
: 10 min
: Easy


  • 200g dry macaroni
  • 25g butter
  • 25g plain flour
  • 500ml milk
  • 1/2 tsp English mustard
  • 200g cheese, grated (I used cheddar and gruyere)
  • Step 1 Cook macaroni according to packet instructions.
  • Step 2 Place the butter, flour and milk in the saucepan, they should all be cold.
  • Step 3 Put on the hob at a high heat and whisk constantly until it comes to boil, then turn heat to low.
  • Step 4 Keep stirring and whisking until it reaches your desired consistency (it took about 4 minutes for mine).
  • Step 5 Now add the mustard and stir well.
  • Step 6 Remove from the heat and stir in the cheese until it’s melted.
  • Step 7 Now add in the macaroni, combine well and serve.

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9 thoughts on “Perfect Macaroni Cheese”

  • Butter makes everything taste better! But step 5 really confused me, “STEP 5 Now add the mustard and stir well.” It not listed in the “INGREDIENTS” so I think I’m missing something. But mac and cheese and mustard don’t sound right, so I must assume you’re talking about mustard greens. The dish looks so cheesy and delish. What type of cheese are you using?
    Alos, I love the VEGETARIAN SPINACH AND MUSHROOM LASAGNE dish. YUM! The mac and cheese is for the kids, the LASAGNE is for me… 🙂

    • Thanks for the heads up – I will amend as it does have half a teaspoon of English mustard which is the secret ingredient which makes it even more yummy!

  • As a wife in the making, I appreciate all the recipes I can get! And who doesn’t love Mac and cheese?! With my lack of kitchen and food making knowledge, this was a great find! Thanks so much

  • This looks like a great recipe!!! Ihave got to learn to make Mac and Cheese (from scratch) for my kids. My last attempt was in a pressure cooker and it ended up “crunchy.” 🙁 Oh well, will try again! Thanks for the recipe!

  • Hi Caroline’s daughter!! I love your recipe. Love that you added the mustard to give it a kick of flavour and gruyere cheese! Yumm! I can’t wait to make it for my own kiddos! Thanks so much for your recipe!

    • Hi Jenna!I knew the mustard would make a difference.Lets hope that you kids love it too!
      From carolines’s daughter

  • I love homemade mac and cheese – you really can’t go wrong. I love that this has gruyere in it, one of my favorite flavors! Pinning this to try later!

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