Ingredients: (serves 4)
- 400g pasta ( I used brown pasta, but you can use whatever you want)
- 3 tbsp butter
- 3 tbsp plain flour
- 500ml milk (I used skimmed to make it healthier but you can use full fat for a creamier sauce)
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp onion granules
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 a nutmeg grated
- 2 handfuls cheddar cheese
- 2 handfuls red Leicester cheese
- Pre heat the oven to 200 degrees C.
- Cook your pasta by heating a pan full of water. Add some olive oil and salt to the pan.
- Cook according to packet instructions, usually 10-15 minutes.
- Meanwhile make the sauce. Put the butter in a pan to melt it.
- Once melted, add the plain flour one teaspoon at a time, combining well each time. Stir fast to remove any lumps, or you can use a whisk. Stop when the butter and flour is all mixed together and starts to form a ball.
- Then add the milk a little by little, mixing it into the flour and butter mix.
- Add the paprika, onion granules, garlic powder, nutmeg, salt and pepper.
- Leave for about 5 minutes, stirring often until thickened.
- Add in one handful of the cheddar and one handful of the red Leicester cheese to the sauce. Leave for a few minutes stirring until all melted.
- The pasta should be done now. Mix this into the cheese sauce.
- Put it all in a tray and cover with the remaining cheese.
- Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes until the cheese has melted and the top is nice and crispy.