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Macaroni and cheese

Macaroni and cheese

Serves pea 2-4 Clock icon 35 minutes
This version of mac and cheese is far tastier, quicker and requires much less washing up than the original!

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£ 12 .35
4 items.

Here's how you do it

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200 C.

  2. Cook pasta to pack instructions, taking off the heat a few minutes before it's done, just before al dente (It will continue to cook.)

  3. Whilst the pasta is cooking, grate the cheese and pick thyme.

  4. Once cooked, drain pasta, reserving the pasta water.

  5. On a low heat, melt a decent knob of butter (50g) in a saucepan, large enough to hold all the pasta. Add thyme and move around the pan for 1 minute. Add the drained pasta to the pan with half a cup of pasta water.

  6. To the pan add grated cheddar, parmesan and mustard. Keep stirring until all the cheese melts. The sauce should be thick and cheesy, not claggy. Add more pasta water if you need to loosen it up a little. Season. Tip the pasta into an oven proof dish for 10-15 minutes until it's bubbling.

  7. Mix breadcrumbs with a little salt and pepper and sprinkle on top.


  • 300g Cheddar, grated
  • 70g Parmesan, grated (plus extra for topping)
  • 500g Macaroni
  • Bunch thyme, picked
  • 50g salted butter

From the Larder

  • 1 tsp English mustard
  • breadcrumbs