Macaroni Cheese

This Sunday evening special needs no description – other than the promise that plates will be emptied very quickly.

1 hour
Prep Time
Macaroni Cheese



  1. Preheat the oven to 190˚C.
  2. Melt the butter in a saucepan, add the onion and cook gently for about 10 minutes or until the onion is translucent.
  3. Stir in the flour and cook, stirring, until frothy. Then add the mustard.
  4. Remove from the heat and add the hot milk gradually, stirring.
  5. Return to the heat and cook, still stirring, until the sauce boils and thickens. Remove from the heat, season with salt and pepper and add half the grated cheese, and the macaroni.
  6. Combine well and put into an ovenproof dish.
  7. Mix the breadcrumbs into the remaining grated cheese and sprinkle over the top.
  8. Cook for 20 minutes or until golden and heated through.



  • Add chopped, cooked bacon or ham to the sauce if you wish.

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good recipe. no fail. crowd pleaser. Edmonds is my goto but can u please stop changing the recipes every so many years cos the Edmonds cook book that I have from 40 years ago is honestly the best


Absolutely delicious, we make ours a bit fancy by adding mushrooms and bacon. Then replacing half the cheese with blue cheese.


Awesome taste and texture, easy recipe.


Delish, had to triple the pasta and onion for 5 people. amazing recipe

Food eater

Always works out perfectly


Great recipe, thanks very much.


been using this recipe for years, the only things id change is to ditch the dry mustard and add in a few cloves of garlic!!! and bacon is a must in my family but idk vegetarians and vegans and ppl who dont eat pork and stuff (i forgot what that was called IMSORRU)


Excellent recipe. Try mixing in some pecorino or parmigiana with the tasty cheese.