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Macaroni cheese

Macaroni cheese

A quick family dinner that everyone will love, this macaroni cheese can also be made with vegetarian cheese.

Ingredients

Preparation method

  1. Cook the macaroni in a large saucepan of boiling salted water for 8-10 minutes; drain well and set aside.

  2. Melt the butter over a medium heat in a saucepan slightly larger than that used for the macaroni. Add the flour and stir to form a roux, cooking for a few minutes.

  3. Gradually whisk in the milk, a little at a time. Cook for 10-15 minutes to a thickened and smooth sauce.

  4. Meanwhile, preheat the grill to hot.

  5. Remove the sauce from the hob, add 175g/6oz of the cheese and stir until the cheese is well combined and melted.

  6. Add the macaroni to the sauce and mix well. Transfer to a deep suitably-sized ovenproof dish.

  7. Sprinkle over the remaining cheddar and the parmesan and place the dish under the hot grill. Cook until the cheese is browned and bubbling. Serve straightaway.

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