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The Best Macaroni and Cheese


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Ingredients

6 portion(s)

Cheese Sauce

  • 120 grams Tasty cheese
  • 60 grams pamersan cheese
  • 45 grams plain flour
  • 50 grams Butter
  • .1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 500 grams Milk

Pasta

  • 400 grams Dried Elbow Pasta, Add or Subtract to your own judgement
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Recipe's preparation

  1. Start by boilng saucepan of water for pasta, season water. Add dried pasta when boiling. 

    Add both tasty and pamersan cheese to Thermomix Bowl and grate 5 Secs/Speed 8.  Add all ingredients and cook 7 - 8 Mins/Speed 3/90 Degrees.  

     

    Once completed and pasta is cooked, drain pasta and drop back into saucepan.  Add Cheese sauce to pasta and carefully combine.  Serve.....I take no responsibility if you eat this whole thing on your own.  I know I have in the past (oops).  Enjoy.....there is nothing better on a cold winters day/night then the smell, taste and texture of Mac & Cheese tmrc_emoticons.) 

     

    I have cooked double the mixture a couple of times now.  It just fits in the Bowl and is great for a big feed if having heaps of kids/big kids around.  When chopping the cheese....leave it go for about 15 seconds and make sure to cook the sauce for at least 16 mins.  The sauce covers 800gs of elbow pasta perfectly anymore and I find it doesnt cover enough and becomes kind of cluggy.  But make sure you dont use anything but good plain flour and most definitely don't use pre grated cheese as the anticaking agent in grated cheese clogs up the sauce and trust me....its tastes so much better when made from the block for both type of cheeses tmrc_emoticons.)

     

    I cant stress enough how much the best quality cheese you can get makes such a difference with this dish.  Mix it up also....try some different types of cheese to create different flavours!!

     

    Im chuffed everyone loves this Mac & Cheese....thankyou to everyone who is leaving comments and raiting it. tmrc_emoticons.) 

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  • Love this recipe. Makes a decent amount so you can...

    Submitted by naomijones on 14. July 2019 - 14:13.

    Love this recipe. Makes a decent amount so you can freeze some for later

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  • Wonderful mac and cheese recipe! Great comfort...

    Submitted by mel_b on 29. June 2019 - 22:44.

    Wonderful mac and cheese recipe! Great comfort food for a cold winter's night. My kids loved it and asked to make it again tomorrow. Thanks for sharing your recipe 😀

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  • OMG...yum!! Great comfort food for a cold day!...

    Submitted by Joolz_au on 11. June 2019 - 13:46.

    OMG...yum!! Great comfort food for a cold day! Thanks

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  • Sensational!!!! Quick, tasty, all round winner....

    Submitted by KimWillis on 9. June 2019 - 21:10.

    Sensational!!!! Quick, tasty, all round winner. Absolutely well done on a fabulous recipe. I added the garlic and onion powder and the dijon mustard... and then I wanted to just roll in it tmrc_emoticons.) thank you so very much!!!

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  • This meal is delicious! I added 4 rashes of cooked...

    Submitted by smarti54 on 23. May 2019 - 20:09.

    This meal is delicious! I added 4 rashes of cooked bacon at the end 😋

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  • Soooo good

    Submitted by kazbloss on 27. April 2019 - 07:00.

    Soooo good

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  • Tasted just like it did when I was a kid. Yum!

    Submitted by balibelle on 22. March 2019 - 09:45.

    Tasted just like it did when I was a kid. Yum!

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  • Wow this was amazing, my family and I loved it. I...

    Submitted by Madhen03 on 16. March 2019 - 19:06.

    Wow this was amazing, my family and I loved it. I added some bacon, onion and replaced some of the Parmesan with some chilli cheese. My teenagers loved itLol

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  • My fussy eater gave this two thumbs up and went as...

    Submitted by SamTin76 on 6. March 2019 - 16:23.

    My fussy eater gave this two thumbs up and went as far to say I should cook it all the time.

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  • I made this for my boys.....And I accidentally ate...

    Submitted by Emmjay71 on 16. February 2019 - 15:23.

    I made this for my boys.....And I accidentally ate the leftovers...oops tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • Weve had this numerous times thanks for the recipe

    Submitted by ashleeclifford on 9. January 2019 - 18:08.

    Weve had this numerous times thanks for the recipe

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  • Absolutely delicious, quick and easy. Kids loved...

    Submitted by Kels on 28. December 2018 - 09:28.

    Absolutely delicious, quick and easy. Kids loved it. I added 1/4 tsp of garlic and onion powders in while it was cooking and peas and corn at the end.

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  • Fantastic recipe, thank you !

    Submitted by Glendalaw on 16. December 2018 - 18:31.

    Fantastic recipe, thank you !

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  • This was so good!! I added peas & corn to the...

    Submitted by Tigerlily75 on 23. October 2018 - 15:56.

    This was so good!! I added peas & corn to the pasta, and dashes of onion powder, garlic powder and paprika, plus a teaspoon of Dijon mustard to the cheese sauce.

    Definitely note the advice of using good quality block cheese, not pre-grated.

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  • Thumbs up all around. This one's a winner. Thank...

    Submitted by Souvlaki on 21. October 2018 - 14:23.

    Thumbs up all around. This one's a winner. Thank you.Smile

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  • The fact that my 4 year old who is so fussy loved...

    Submitted by bellagem on 26. September 2018 - 17:42.

    The fact that my 4 year old who is so fussy loved this is definitely a winner for me! Thank you

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  • Ok this is not a weight watchers meal... YOU WILL...

    Submitted by BronwynSA on 24. September 2018 - 19:35.

    Ok this is not a weight watchers meal... YOU WILL eat far too much lol

    I added diced bacon and onion (cooked in frypan) at the end, and a heaped tsp of wholegrain mustard. SO GOOD!

    Bron

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  • Thanks for a great recipe! We made our own pasta...

    Submitted by Messy Nessy on 13. August 2018 - 10:13.

    Thanks for a great recipe! We made our own pasta for the first time and your sauce was a perfect match. Can’t wait to make it again!

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  • Quick and easy - Kids Love it...

    Submitted by Hon123 on 3. August 2018 - 16:13.

    Quick and easy - Kids Love it

    Very flavoursome and great to reheat. Always a winner

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  • Added a grated zucchini and carrot and cooked for...

    Submitted by RR1985 on 27. July 2018 - 11:58.

    Added a grated zucchini and carrot and cooked for 10 mins. Used a tbsp of veg stock paste and Dijon mustard as recommended. Added a tin of tuna in my serve which was nice. Next time would also add a bit of chicken stock paste, a cup of frozen veg and some ham or bacon instead of tuna. Would also use a stronger cheese because I found it a bit bland. Toddler loved it. Made heaps so I froze some.

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  • Really simple & tasty....

    Submitted by Megsy13 on 25. July 2018 - 10:23.

    Really simple & tasty.

    I made this using parmesan, and a combo of colby and elbo cheese. Also added a tblsp of dijon and a tblsp of veggie stock paste (and omitted the salt) as suggested in the comments. Initially the dijon seemed a little overpowering, but this subsided.

    I only had cheap plain flour, but I cooked it for an extra minute as suggested, and there was no floury taste whatsoever.

    To ramp it up a little (after the kids grabbed theirs), I strirred through some chopped jalapenos and sprinkled with breadcrumbs, then baked it for about 20-30 minutes. OMG! Super-powered mac & cheese!!! My husband went back for thirds & still wanted more!

    This is a great recipe and this sauce will be my go-to in the future. So simple and so versatile. Thanks for sharing!

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  • cheriebah: Mine did this when I used pre-grated...

    Submitted by jwk on 15. July 2018 - 04:02.

    cheriebah: Mine did this when I used pre-grated cheese...rescued it with a bit of lemon/pepper/salt mix (Aldi one in its own grinder) and half a cup of mayonnaise, and a tin of tuna..
    Also did you boil the sauce? Should only go to 90degrees

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  • I only used Colby cheese because that’s all I...

    Submitted by StaceyTucker on 24. June 2018 - 17:08.

    I only used Colby cheese because that’s all I had and it was still very delicious.. my fussy 7 year old devoured it!

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  • OMG!!!!! This is SO tasty!!! I halved the pasta...

    Submitted by daniellehcp on 12. June 2018 - 21:05.

    OMG!!!!! This is SO tasty!!! I halved the pasta and added chopped cooked chicken chicken breast, 3 chopped cooked short-cut bacon rashes, cooked chopped mushroom and parsley.

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  • This is so quick and easy and so delicious...

    Submitted by Wattle on 2. June 2018 - 18:03.

    This is so quick and easy and so delicious grandchildren love it thanks for sharing 😁

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  • So easy! Added Dijon like other comments. Needed...

    Submitted by Relle_H on 26. May 2018 - 19:48.

    Smile So easy! Added Dijon like other comments. Needed to cook sauce for an extra minute as it tasted a little floury. Added a mid-size can of corn kernels and some cooked bacon, then some extra grated Parmesan to serve.

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  • Really yummy recipe. ...

    Submitted by MartineE on 16. May 2018 - 09:18.

    Really yummy recipe.
    I made a double batch, the kids had elbow pasta and my husband and I had it with Cauliflower.
    I added dijon mustard to the mix and also cooked some bacon and muchrooms separately to fold in.
    Was so yummy - everyone loved it.
    Smile

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  • donnasholiday: Perhaps try waiting until it has...

    Submitted by sare_mac on 12. May 2018 - 21:01.

    donnasholiday: Perhaps try waiting until it has been refrigerated for a while, that way it will coagulate and perhaps stay together better?

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  • Great recipe! Thanks for sharing 😋

    Submitted by Shaz_M on 5. May 2018 - 16:29.

    Great recipe! Thanks for sharing 😋

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  • I just made this for my 4 year old, and she...

    Submitted by rochellexo on 30. April 2018 - 14:18.

    I just made this for my 4 year old, and she absolutely loved it. I had a little try also and it was quite yummy! Will definitely be making again and may sneak in some veggies next time Big Smile

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  • This was so quick to make, and really yummy. I...

    Submitted by LisaPowell on 29. April 2018 - 22:39.

    This was so quick to make, and really yummy. I used maasdam cheese, a TB vegie stock and TB dijon mayo as per some other suggestions and mixed through some cooked bacon at the end! Delicious - better than any packet macncheese! And while ita not the healthiest of meals, its nice to know its not loaded with other nasties. 5 stars from the toddler too!

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  • Unbelievably delicious and easy to make. Never...

    Submitted by annajs on 25. April 2018 - 12:54.

    Unbelievably delicious and easy to make. Never fails. Great as lunch or a side dish for dinner. I highly recommend this one!

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  • OMG, this is amazing!! Just made as a half batch...

    Submitted by cindidc on 24. April 2018 - 18:17.

    OMG, this is amazing!! Just made as a half batch for 3 people, and was the perfect amount. Everyone loved it, it was eaten down very fast! Will definitely be making this again. Thanks for a great recipe.

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  • Thank You so tasty. I added some veggies in with...

    Submitted by MummaWoolfe on 20. April 2018 - 17:27.

    Thank You so tasty. I added some veggies in with the pasta when the pasta was half cooked just to make it a main meal.

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  • Awesome recipe! Thank you

    Submitted by Kleggo on 8. April 2018 - 20:40.

    Awesome recipe! Thank you

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  • Ah-may-zing! Thank you! I used macaroni pasta and...

    Submitted by kate.lanham on 6. April 2018 - 15:41.

    Ah-may-zing! Thank you! I used macaroni pasta and only what I had leftover in the packet so prob about 200g and the cheese sauce more than covered it. I sprinkled some onion powder and garlic powder in too just for something different and it was sooooo good. Sorry thighs!!!! lol

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  • So easy and yummy, my 10 yr olds favorite Mac n...

    Submitted by Danielle81 on 26. March 2018 - 22:01.

    So easy and yummy, my 10 yr olds favorite Mac n cheese.

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  • Very easy and enjoyed by all. Thanks.

    Submitted by Nessstuzz on 18. March 2018 - 16:45.

    Very easy and enjoyed by all. Thanks.

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  • Would have to be the best macaroni cheese I’ve...

    Submitted by kazzam55 on 2. March 2018 - 16:13.

    Would have to be the best macaroni cheese I’ve made or tasted. I use 300g macaroni instead of 400g

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  • I have been making this for nearly two years now...

    Submitted by firthy123 on 22. February 2018 - 22:27.

    I have been making this for nearly two years now and is still an all time favourite of Miss 13's. So easy and quick 👍🏻

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  • Absolutely loved this. Added bacon and mozzarella...

    Submitted by Purcellfamily on 14. February 2018 - 07:29.

    Absolutely loved this. Added bacon and mozzarella at the end and baked it in the oven and it was so good. Will definitely be a regular easy weekend meal.

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  • This recipe is so good. Thank you. Any ideas how...

    Submitted by donnasholiday on 4. February 2018 - 17:45.

    This recipe is so good. Thank you. Any ideas how to turn them into macaroni cheese balls - my daughter had them at a restaurant and loved them. I have tried rolling in breadcrumbs but all falls apart. Thanks

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  • So very good! I added a bit of Dijon mustard and...

    Submitted by shell76 on 25. January 2018 - 20:53.

    So very good! I added a bit of Dijon mustard and stock paste too. I did put mozzarella cheese on top and baked it for a bit! Superb!!

    Michelle Sykes


    Thermomix Consultant


    Gladstone Queensland Mixingbowl closed

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  • Delicious! I omitted the salt, added 1 tsp of vege...

    Submitted by tahliaz on 25. January 2018 - 13:49.

    Delicious! I omitted the salt, added 1 tsp of vege stock paste and a squirt of mustard!

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  • This was hands down the best M & C ive tasted to...

    Submitted by Thermomac on 21. January 2018 - 22:18.

    This was hands down the best M & C ive tasted to date.Smile

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  • Also mixed with Tuna gives instant mornay my...

    Submitted by Sophiekai08 on 13. January 2018 - 10:38.

    Also mixed with Tuna gives instant mornay my grandkids love it Lol 💕💕💕💕🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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  • Delicious! Made it with gluten free flour and...

    Submitted by LayLay_K on 5. January 2018 - 00:14.

    Delicious! Made it with gluten free flour and gluten free pasta and it was a hit. Thank you Big Smile

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  • My kids loved it.

    Submitted by Pauline72 on 5. December 2017 - 16:05.

    My kids loved it.

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  • The consistency was perfect. The flavour almost...

    Submitted by moomin on 9. November 2017 - 16:07.

    The consistency was perfect. The flavour almost non-existent, but perhaps that's how mac cheese is supposed to be. My five year old loved it. My husband, son and I weren't as fussed. I'm sure the mac cheese lover would be happy with such an easy resipe but perhaps a bit of salt or some extra bitey cheese would be best.

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  • Amazing! I added garlic and vegetable stock paste...

    Submitted by sammyleigh127 on 4. November 2017 - 18:27.

    Amazing! I added garlic and vegetable stock paste to mine and it’s delicious!

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