Mac & Cheese

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


  1. Pre heat the oven to 200 degrees C.
  2. Cook your pasta by heating a pan full of water. Add some olive oil and salt to the pan.Processed with VSCO with c1 presetProcessed with VSCO with c1 preset
  3. Cook according to packet instructions, usually 10-15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile make the sauce. Put the butter in a pan to melt it.81D2007F-C82F-4F64-8E2A-73FA65AF0B19.jpg
  5. 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. D43819A9-2045-47B0-8DB9-D1F9929AD92E.jpg
  6. Then add the milk a little by little, mixing it into the flour and butter mix.Processed with VSCO with c1 preset
  7. Add the paprika, onion granules, garlic powder, nutmeg, salt and pepper.Processed with VSCO with c1 preset
  8. Leave for about 5 minutes, stirring often until thickened.
  9. 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. Processed with VSCO with c1 preset
  10. The pasta should be done now. Mix this into the cheese sauce.IMG_9570
  11. Put it all in a tray and cover with the remaining cheese.IMG_9574
  12. Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes until the cheese has melted and the top is nice and crispy.F37D35B0-6178-40A5-BC98-70E8491C11CA


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