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Rated 4.9 / 5
based on 3,498 reviews

Special Macaroni Cheese

Nutritious and easy to make. Popular with most children.

Customer Rating:
4.7 (3 votes)

Posted by: Rhona
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Cuisine

British

Time

30 - 60 mins

Skill Level

Newbie

Serves

4

Courses etc.

Main Courses
Recipes for kids

You will need

IngredientAdd
300ml milk Available only in our Edinburgh shops More products
125g macaroni or pasta shapes More products
1 bay leaf More products
30g butter Available only in our Edinburgh shops More products
30g cornflour (or plain flour) More products
60g hard cheese such as cheddar, grated Available only in our Edinburgh shops More products
1 small onion finely chopped More products
60g mushrooms finely chopped More products
60g frozen peas
half clove garlic crushed More products
1 tsp finely chopped fresh herbs such as:
basil

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sage

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chives

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Method

  • Preheat the oven to 200 deg cel or gas 6.
  • Heat the milk in a pan with the bay leaf.
  • Bring to simmering point, then remove from the heat and set aside to cool.
  • Cook the pasta as per packet instructions and drain well.
  • In a separate pan, gently melt the butter.
  • Add the flour and stir using a wooden spoon or hand whisk, until well combined and smooth.
  • Remove the bay leaf from the milk, then gradually add the milk to the pan stirring continuously.
  • Stir the sauce over medium heat until it begins to thicken.
  • Simmer for 3 mins, then stir in half of the cheese, all the macaroni, onion, mushrooms, peas, garlic and herbs
  • Spoon into an oven proof dish, sprinkle the remaining cheese on top and bake for 20 mins, until the top is bubbling and golden.

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