There seems to a huge difference between Macaroni and Cheese recipes floating around. Recently I had dinner on the Gold Coast that reminded me of the many Mac & Cheese dishes that I’ve eaten over the years.


Stringy Macaroni and Cheese

Stringy Macaroni and Cheese

The Perfect Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

  1. Needs to have a crusty grilled melted cheese layer on top.
  2. The recipe needs to include a tasty cheese with good melting ability, a stringy cheese and a matured cheese for extra flavour.
  3. The sauce needs to be creamy enough to coat the pasta and get inside the tubes of macaroni.
  4. The sauce should not be too thin that the dish won’t hold it’s shaped.
  5. The sauce should not be too thick that it tastes gluey with the pasta.
Mac n Cheese Recipe

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Ingredients for the Best Macaroni and Cheese

Macaroni and Cheese Recipe Topping Ingredients

  • 1 cups / 90gm grated tasty cheese
  • 2 Tbs grated parmesan cheese
  • sprinkle smoky paprika


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Mac and Cheese Recipe - Macaroni with 4 Cheeses DELICIOUS!

Very Cheesy, an easy and delicious recipe our Mac and Cheese Recipe is an all-time family favourite

Course Dinner
Cuisine American, Italian
Keyword cheese, macaroni, macaronia and cheese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 1278 kcal
Author Daisy Edwards




  1. Preheat an oven to 350ºF or 180ºC.
  2. Cook the pasta as per the manufactures directions.
  3. Drain and place the cooked pasta and reserve for later.

Cheese Sauce

  1. Add the butter to a saucepan and melt gently.
  2. Stir through the flour to make a roux. The flour needs to be cooked but not browned, approx 2 mins stirring constantly.
  3. Reduce the heat and slowly add 1/2 cup of milk to the roux.
  4. Whisk the milk though the mixture vigorously until there are no lumps.
  5. Quickly add another 1/2 cup of milk and whisk again.
  6. Remove the saucepan from the heat and whisk through the remaining milk, cream, mustard tomato paste and cayenne pepper.
  7. Once combined add the saucepan to a medium heat.
  8. Stir the saucepan constantly until the sauce has thickened.
  9. Remove the saucepan from the heat and add all the cheeses. Stir the sauce for a minute or two then return the saucepan to a low heat.
  10. Season the cheese sauce with salt and pepper as desired.
  11. Stir the sauce through the pasta.
  12. Pour the macaroni and cheese into a baking tray or individual serving dishes.
  13. Sprinkle the topping ingredients evenly over the macaroni cheese.
  14. Bake for 20 minutes or until the top is golden.
Nutrition Facts
Mac and Cheese Recipe - Macaroni with 4 Cheeses DELICIOUS!
Amount Per Serving (340 g)
Calories 1278 Calories from Fat 747
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 83g 128%
Saturated Fat 51g 255%
Cholesterol 270mg 90%
Sodium 1021mg 43%
Potassium 608mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 87g 29%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 9g
Protein 44g 88%
Vitamin A 55.7%
Vitamin C 1.9%
Calcium 93.8%
Iron 13.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Delicious MAC 'N' CHEESE Recipe

What has been your experience with the humble Mac and Cheese? Do you add anything special to your Macaroni and Cheese recipe?