Monday, 19 November 2012

Traditional Macaroni Cheese (as appeared on

(serves 4 people)

Recently I was thinking about my favorite things to eat  during my time as a student. This has to be it - simple, delicious and never gets boring (well to me anyway). Give this a go with some garlic bread and salad.


·         -250g / 9oz Macaroni.
·         -40g / 1, ½oz Butter.
·         -40g / 1, ½oz Plain Flour.
·         -500ml / 1pint Milk.
·         -250g /9oz Grated Cheddar.
·         -50g / 2oz Grated Parmesan.
·         -Salt and Pepper, pinch of both.

You Will Need

Boiling Pan, x 1 (big enough to fit the macaroni in).
-Boiling Pan, small, x 1 (for the cheese sauce).
-Colander, x 1.
-Knife, x 1.
-Chopping Board, x 1.
-Wooden Spoon, x 1
-Cheese Grater, x 1.


1.       Fill a boiling pan with enough water to submerge the macaroni and then bring to the boil. Once boiling, add the macaroni and turn the heat down to a simmer and leave for around 10 – 12 minutes, until el dente (this is when the pasta is cooked throughout but still has a slight toughness which allows for a bite whilst eating). Once ready remove using a colander and drain well.

2.       In the meantime melt the butter in a small boiling pan on a medium heat. Once melted mix in the flour to make a roux (this is a clumpy, doughy mixture that liquid can be added to to make a white sauce). Next, slowly add the milk bit by bit whilst stirring continuously until all the milk is used and you are left with a thick, pourable white sauce.

3.       Lastly, add the grated Cheddar cheese and Parmesan to the white sauce and continue stirring until combined. Mix the cheese sauce in with the macaroni, season to taste and then enjoy.

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy my recipe if you want some choices for serving suggestions then check out my recipes on the 'student recipes' site by following this link.


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  3. Thanks for the recipe and I will try this soon. Try this one also, its called autumn waldorf salad.