Home made Macaroni Cheese in just 15 minutes with this easy recipe

Published Sunday, Mar 30 2014, 11:00 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Macaroni cheese is a classic recipe and the perfect midweek dinner to serve. There are many variations, but we love this super-fast recipe which just takes 15 minutes to whip up.

Comforting, filling and economical, it's no wonder this is a family favourite.

Macaroni cheese

© Pilgrims Cheese


  • 6oz (185g) macaroni
  • 6oz (185g) Pilgrims Choice Cheddar (4oz/125g) for sauce and (2oz/60g) for topping
  • 4oz (125g) self raising flour
  • 2oz (60g) butter
  • 1 pint (475ml) of milk
  • 1 tablespoon (15ml) double cream
  • 1 tablespoon (5ml) english mustard
  • Salt & pepper to taste


1 Cook the macaroni in boiling water for 10 minutes and then drain well.

2 Melt the butter in a large saucepan. Add the flour with a little milk and beat with a whisk, slowly adding all of the remaining milk. Make sure the heat is low to prevent the mixture from going lumpy.

3 Remove from the heat and keep whisking until smooth. Return mixture to a higher heat and bring to the boil.

4 Once the sauce has boiled, reduce heat and add cheese, mustard, cream and salt and pepper to taste.

5 Gently stir the mixture until all the ingredients are melted into the sauce and remove from the heat.

6 Now add the drained macaroni to the sauce and gently stir. When all the macaroni is covered in the sauce, pour the mixture into an ovenproof dish.

7 Sprinkle over the remaining grated cheese and cook in the oven (gas mark 6/200c/400F) for 20 minutes until golden brown.

8 Serve with warm crusty bread or steamed vegetables.

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

25 minutes

Nutrition Information

Serves 2

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