Classic mac 'n cheese

Classic mac 'n cheese


  • 3 ounces of macaroni
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 tablespoon of flour
  • 2/3 cup of whole milk
  • 4 ounces of grated cheese (3 ounces of cheddar, 2 ounces of
  • Gouda)
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 1 tablespoon of Panko bread crumbs
  • A pinch of salt
  • A pinch of pepper

Preparation time

  • Prep: 25 minutes
  • Bake: 15 minutes
  • Total prep time: 40 minutes
  • Serve to one or two people as an appetizer/ Serve to three to four people as a side dish


  1. Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the package. Melt one tablespoon of butter in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Add the flour and mix with a whisk for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the salt and pepper. Add the milk a little bit at a time and continue mixing until the sauce becomes smooth. Once the sauce has thickened, remove it from the heat.
  2. Melt one tablespoon of butter over medium heat, then add the breadcrumbs and bake for 3 to 5 minutes until the bread crumbs turn golden brown.
  3. Drain the pasta then return to the pot and add the grated cheese. Pour the sauce over the pasta and carefully mix it in - the warm sauce will melt the cheese.
  4. Pour the pasta mix into a greased Cheese Baker and cover it with Panko bread crumbs on top.
  5. Bake in an oven, preheated to 200°C, for 12 to 15 minutes.