Cheesy Macroni

Ingredients

  • 250g macaroni
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 450ml milk
  • cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp mustard powder

Method

  1. Cook the macaroni according to the packet instructions and drain when cooked
  2. Heat the butter (or margarine) and when melted, add a generous tablespoon of plain flour and mix it in
  3. Add some black pepper and a little nutmeg or mustard powder – cook on a low heat, stirring all the time, for about 30-60 seconds
  4. Add the milk a little at a time and mix well with a whisk – you should end up using about 450ml of milk
  5. Bring to the boil, stirring all the time, to thicken the sauce, then add a big handful of grated cheddar cheese to make it a cheese sauce
  6. Add the drained pasta to the cheese sauce and stir well
  7. Serve straight away or put into an oven proof dish, grate some more cheese over and bake at 180’C/Gas mark 5 for 10 minutes.
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