Macaroni Cheese

Preparation info
  • serves


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Darina Allen's Simply Delicious Suppers

By Darina Allen

Published 2001

  • About

This is one of my children’s favourite supper dishes. They prefer it without the onion, but I often add some cubes of cooked bacon or ham to the sauce when I’m adding in the macaroni.


  • 2.3 litres water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 225 g <


Bring the water to the boil with the teaspoon of salt. Sprinkle in the macaroni and stir to make sure it doesn’t stick together; cook until just soft, for about 15 minutes. Meanwhile melt the butter and sweat the onions gently until soft, for 8–10 minutes or so. Add in the flour and cook, stirring occasionally for 1–2 minutes. Blend in the milk gradually and bring back to the boil; keep stirrin