Mac and Cheese… just the name makes me want to drool.  Then you add ‘bake’ into the equation and, well, yum is simply an understatement!

This has been a recipe we have wanted to create for quite a while and we are excited to finally bring it to you without a single additive in sight – NO Annatto, NO artificial colours and NO MSG!

It is easy to make and a true family favourite, so give it a go and let us know what you think.

We would absolutely love you to leave us a comment below and let everyone know what you think. It’s comments like this that make our day and help us improve a recipe if we need to. We look forward to reading what you think!

Jo & Tracey x

July 1, 2019
  • 5m
  • 30m
  • 35m

Ingredients

  • 1/2 brown onion
  • 50 g butter
  • 500 g macaroni pasta (gluten-free if desired)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 650 g milk
  • 200 g freshly grated tasty cheese (reserving 50g to bake on top)
  • 100 g freshly grated parmesan cheese (reserving 50g to bake on top)
  • 70 g plain flour (or gluten-free cornflour if desired)
  • Paprika for sprinkling on top

Instructions

Thermal Cooking Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180ºC.
  2. Blitz onion and garlic for 3 secs/speed 6. Add butter and cook for 2 mins/100ºC/speed 1. It is also time to start cooking your pasta according to the packet instructions.
  3. Add all remaining ingredients, except the reserved cheese for baking on top, to the thermie jug and cook for 7 mins/90ºC/speed 4.
  4. Drain the pasta and mix everything in a baking dish.
  5. Sprinkle reserved cheese over the top of the pasta, paprika over the top of the cheese, and bake in oven for approx. 20 minutes or until golden and melted on top.

Traditional Cooking Method

  1. Finely chop onion and garlic. Add this, along with butter, to a large pot. Cook over a med/high temp until the onions are clear. It is also time to start cooking your pasta according to packet instructions.
  2. In a small jug, mix the milk and flour together, removing all lumps. Then pour this into the pot and stir well. Add both the cheeses, except the reserved cheese for baking on top, stir in well and turn down the heat to a simmer, stirring often, until the sauce thickens.
  3. Drain the pasta and mix everything in a baking dish.
  4. Sprinkle reserved cheese over the top of the pasta, paprika over the top of the cheese, and bake in oven for approx. 20 minutes or until golden and melted on top.

Nutrition

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