Macaroni cheese

Macaroni cheese

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Melts
Makes
2
Prep
15 mins
Cooking time
25 mins
Photographer
Jaqui Melville

If you have some mac ’n’ cheese left over, brilliant – you are almost there. If not, whip up this much-loved pasta dish and you’ll have yourself a mac ’n’ Cheddar melt in no time.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
4 thick slices white farmhouse bread
1 tablespoon grated parmesan
freshly ground black pepper

macaroni cheese

Quantity Ingredient
80g macaroni
2 tablespoons butter, room temperature
1 tablespoon plain flour
180ml whole milk
30g grated mature cheddar
pinch english mustard powder

Method

  1. To make the macaroni cheese, bring a medium saucepan of salted water to the boil, add the macaroni and cook according to the packet instructions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, melt 1 tablespoon of the butter over a medium heat, then stir in the flour to make a roux. Slowly whisk in the milk to make a smooth sauce. Cook for 3–5 minutes, stirring constantly, until the sauce thickens. Stir in the Cheddar and mustard powder, then take off the heat.
  3. Drain the macaroni and add it to the sauce, and let it sit for 5 minutes so everything thickens up.
  4. Spread the remaining butter on one side of each slice of bread. Lay 2 slices of the bread butter-side down and spoon on the macaroni cheese; be careful not to overload them. If there is too much macaroni cheese to fit in the sandwiches, serve the extra on the side. Sprinkle over the Parmesan and season with black pepper, then top with the remaining slices of bread, buttered sides facing up.
  5. Heat a heavy-based frying pan over a medium heat. Carefully transfer the sandwiches into the pan using a spatula. Cook them for 3 minutes on each side, gently pressing down on the bread with the spatula to aid cooking, but not too much as the macaroni may fall out. Alternatively, cook the sandwiches in a toasted sandwich maker or a panini press. The toasties are ready when the bread is golden and crispy.

best bread:

  • white farmhouse
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