Cheesy Macaroni

An indulgent cheesy macaroni recipe using leftover cheeses in your fridge. The ultimate in comfort food.

Macaroni Cheese

Today's recipe is this yummy cheesy macaroni, a great way of using up all of those odds and ends of cheese left over in your fridge from Christmas.

As my Twitter profile attests, I'm a bit of a self confessed cheese fiend and along with pasta, it's my ultimate comfort food. I can't be without cheese of some sort in my fridge and right now I'm staring at two 400g blocks of cheddar, parmesan, stilton, feta, gouda and cream cheese 😀.

To me, this cheesy macaroni is my idea of comfort food heaven and I could quite easily eat this every day forever more.

Perhaps not ideal if you're on a diet, although you can always serve it with a big green salad to make you feel better, but it's so good, so homely and so so rich - proper yum!

Macaroni Cheese


You don't have to use macaroni - penne or fusilli would work well too.

Use any types of cheese you like. Just make sure the total quantity adds up to 300g. I used cheddar, gruyere and blue cheese.

If you like it extra cheesy add 2 TSP of dijon mustard (instead of 1) as it really brings out the cheesy flavour.

You could add in some cooked chopped bacon or cooked chicken for extra protein, or alternatively some chopped sun dried tomatoes and sweetcorn for more veggies.

Serve with a crisp green salad or steamed veg.


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    Would you like to try this cheesy macaroni recipe? Read on for step by step instructions.

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    Yield: 4

    Cheesy Macaroni

    Cheesy Macaroni

    Prep time: 15 MCook time: 20 MTotal time: 35 M
    A cheesy macaroni pasta bake using up leftover cheeses. In this version I've used cheddar, gruyere and blue cheese.


    • 250g Macaroni
    • 50g Butter
    • 50g Plain Flour
    • 500ml Whole Milk
    • 170g Tin Evaporated Milk
    • 1 TBSP Cider Vinegar
    • 1 TSP Dijon Mustard
    • 1 TSP Marmite
    • Pinch of Cayenne Pepper
    • 300g Cheese (either grated or cubed) - I used cheddar, gruyere and blue cheese


    1. Preheat the oven to 180°c (160°c fan). Bring a pan of salted water to the boil and cook the macaroni according to packet instructions, drain and set aside.
    2. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, melt the butter on a medium heat then stir in the plain flour. Let it cook for a couple of minutes whilst continuously stirring before adding the whole milk.
    3. Turn up the heat then stir continuously (I use a whisk to prevent lumps forming) until the sauce starts to bubble and thicken.
    4. Take the sauce off the heat and add in the tin of evaporated milk, grated or cubed cheese, cider vinegar, dijon mustard, marmite and cayenne pepper. Stir until everything is combined.
    5. Add the macaroni to the cheese sauce, stir well then spoon into an ovenproof dish and bake for 20 minutes until golden. Serve with a green salad or veggies.
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    1 comment

    1. What a fantastic idea and a great way to use up leftover cheese from Christmas - yum!