Macaroni Cheese with Leeks and Onions

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Rhodes Around Britain

By Gary Rhodes

Published 1994

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We all know macaroni cheese, it’s a family classic. The simple version of this recipe can be used as a vegetarian dish, but I will give a non-vegetarian alternative which I think takes it to new heights. I serve this particular version with Boiled Bacon in place of the barley stew.


  • 50 g (2 oz) unsalted butter
  • 3 onions, sliced


To make the reduction, cook all the chopped vegetables in butter with a lid on for 10 minutes with the garlic and thyme. Add the white wine and boil until reduced by two-thirds. Add the chicken stock and continue to boil until reduced by half. Keep to one side.

To start the sauce, melt the butter in a pan, stir in the flour and cook over a low heat for 10 minutes. Warm the milk in a sep