Classic mac 'n cheese

Preparation time : 20 min Cooking time : 20 min Servings : 4-6
  • 60 ml butter
  • 60 ml flour
  • 500-625 ml milk
  • salt and pepper
  • 10 ml olive oil
  • 250 g mushrooms, quartered
  • 1 thyme sprig
  • 15 ml dried Italian mixed herbs
  • 500 g elbow macaroni, cooked
  • 60 ml white Cheddar, grated
  • 60 ml mature Cheddar, grated
  • 60 ml mozzarella cheese, grated

Preheat the oven to 180 °C and grease an ovenproof dish with nonstick spray.

1. Make a white sauce: heat the butter in a small saucepan over medium to low heat and stir in the flour to form a smooth paste. Slowly whisk in the milk, season with salt and pepper and continue whisking until thickened.

2. Heat the oil in a pan and fry the mushrooms with the thyme  until browned.

3. Mix the mushrooms and remaining ingredients, setting a bit of the cheese aside. Pour the white sauce over and mix well.

Spoon into the prepared dish, sprinkle the remaining cheese over and bake for 15-20 minutes or  until the cheese has browned.