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Easy Macaroni Cheese

This delicious and easy macaroni cheese is made in minutes, with no roux worries when making the sauce. The easiest fuss-free version of Mac n cheese ever! 
Servings: 2 people
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time10 mins

Ingredients

For The Easy Cheese Sauce

  • 2 tsp cornflour
  • 70 g cheese - grated
  • 70 ml milk
  • ½ tsp mustard
  • ½ tsp tomato puree

Other Ingredients For Macaroni Cheese

  • 100 g macaroni
  • 2 tbsp breadcrumbs - for topping
  • 70 g cheese - grated, for topping

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 200°C /fan 180°C / Gas Mark 6.
  • Start cooking the pasta in a large saucepan of salted boiling water, according to packet instructions.
  • Mix the cornflour and grated cheese, either by stirring together in a bowl or by shaking in a plastic box.
  • Put the cheese and cornflour mixture into a small saucepan. Add the milk, mustard and tomato puree and heat gently on a low heat, stirring constantly.
  • After a couple of minutes, the sauce will thicken. Take off the heat
  • When the pasta is mostly cooked, spoon off 3 tablespoons of pasta water and add to the sauce. When the pasta is cooked, drain well.
  • Add the cooked pasta to the sauce, and stir well. Pour the mixture into a 15 x1 0 cm (6" x 4") pie dish. Top with the rest of the grated cheese and breadcrumbs.
  • Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, until the top is golden and crispy.

Notes

  • The mustard and tomato puree are optional, but they do give the sauce a gorgeous rich orange colour. You could add a little red chilli too, to create a Mexican feel. 
  • Substitute some of the cheddar with mozzarella for a really stringy sauce.
  • Make a double or quadruple batch and serve in a fondue pan over a low flame at a party – try using gruyère and Dijon mustard instead of the cheddar and tomato. 
  • Reheat in the microwave on low power for 30 seconds, then in bursts of 10 seconds.  
• Please note that the nutrition information provided below is approximate and meant as a guideline only.
• Unless stated otherwise cup conversions have been made with an online tool. For accuracy please check with your favoured conversion tool. We recommend buying inexpensive digital kitchen scales.
Calories: 537kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 541mg | Potassium: 246mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 758IU | Calcium: 573mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Main, Pasta
Cuisine: British