American Macaroni Cheese

    25 mins

    A nice and easy American classic that generations of kids have loved! Great for lunch or dinner. Also good if you add some chopped ham or other meat of your choice.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 50g butter
    • 1 small onion, chopped
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 750ml milk
    • 225g uncooked macaroni
    • 175g grated mature Cheddar cheese

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Melt butter in a saucepan pan over medium heat. Add onion and cook until soft. Stir in flour and salt.
    2. Add milk and macaroni to saucepan and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and cover. Simmer for 15 minutes or until pasta is tender, stirring occasionally.
    3. Add cheese and stir until cheese melts. Serve.

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    Just made it. I followed the recipe and kept in mind what the other reviews said about cook time and adding more milk. I actually cooked it in 20-30 minutes and with the exact amount of milk. I chose to cook it slowly and watch the temperature to insure the right texture (I tend to burn milk easily). My only difference is that I doubled the recipe. If the pasta is sucking up alot of milk you may be using the wrong pasta. Make sure it is elbows or like. Also, I used already shredded melting cheese from Kraft. I did not have a grainy consistency. I thought this was tasty and easy. I would make this again without hesitation.  -  26 Feb 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    i recommend pre cooking the macaroni as the sauce dried up before the pasta was finished cooking  -  07 Nov 2011  (Review from Allrecipes UK | Ireland)


    Gooey and delicious for sure. I didn't know if the pasta should be cooked first. It shouldn't. I seasoned the onions with salt and pepper and added a minced clove of garlic. I also added some flavor to the extra sharp cheddar with a couple of splashes of hot sauce. Great!  -  06 Sep 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)