Macaroni Cheese


Macaroni cheese-Honest Mum

I’ve given this a healthier twist as I use wholemeal pasta but there’s still a fair bit of cheese here. Is there anything more comforting than macaroni cheese? Use gluten-free pasta if you prefer.

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You can always rustle it up gluten-free too with rice pasta.

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250g/9oz macaroni (we used wholewheat twirls/ use gluten-free too)
1 organic vegetable stock cube
40g/1½oz butter
40g/1½ plain flour
600ml/1pint 1½fl oz milk
250g/9oz feta cheese
50g/2oz grated parmesan (or vegetarian option)


Cook the pasta in large pan of boiling water (with stock cube) for 10-12 minutes.
When al dente, drain and set to one side.
Place the butter in a large saucepan and melt on a medium heat.
Add the flour and stir gently to form a roux, cooking for a few minutes.
Gradually whisk in the milk, pouring in a little at a time.
Cook for 12-15 minutes until the mixture becomes a thick, smooth sauce.
Preheat the grill to hot.
Remove the sauce from the hob, add 175g/6oz of the feta cheese and stir well.
Pour the macaroni in to the sauce and mix well.
Transfer to a deep suitably-sized oven proof dish and sprinkle the remaining feta and the parmesan over it before placing under the grill.
Cook until the cheese is browned.
Serve immediately.

Let me know if you make it!

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44 Responses

  1. Lesley

    Sounds absolutely delish, going to try this when the grandchildren come over as the love Macaroni Cheese. Thanks for sharing. x

  2. Sophie at Franglaise Cooking

    Macaroni cheese is one of my all time favourite dishes, and this sounds like a fab take on it, thanks for sharing, I’ll pin it to remind me to make it.
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  3. Carolin

    Shhh I’ve never had Macaroni Cheese, but it looks like something I’d enjoy – probably even a little too much 😉
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    • honestmum

      Thanks @Californian Mum in London, the feta really works with the roux!
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  4. Steph (@imcountingufoz)

    Pretty much drooling at the screen right now. Feta in macaroni cheese sounds immense. I am so definitely trying that the next time I make it.
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  5. Alida

    I am very pleased to enter my linguine recipe to Tasty Tuesdays. Thank you for hosting this fab challenge!
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  6. Capture by Lucy

    Oh I love these photos and I desperately needed this recipe! Mine is always too dry! xxx
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  7. Andrea

    Hi Vicki, thanks for the reply. I’ve added your button to my linky page, hope that’s ok?
    Have a great day 🙂

  8. chantelle hazelden (mamamummymum)

    My girls are huge cheese fans so I think this recipe would be perfect for them. linking up for the first time thanks for hosting x
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  9. Vicki

    Hi there! I am new to your linky…just getting my head around these and finding them ever so useful! I love macaroni cheese but it is something that my daughter has always hated…and then we found out that she had a dairy allergy and coeliac disease (where she has to be on a lifelong gluten-free diet)! Perhaps that would explain the hate when she was tiny! Keep up the great work…love the blog. How on earth do you have time for it??!!

    • honestmum

      @Vicki many thanks for your lovely comments, my blogs are also my businesses so work and play. Sorry to hear about your daughter and fab to read your wonderful blog too!

  10. The Reading Residence

    We all love macaroni cheese here and this looks delicious! Have pinned and will try! Thanks x
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  11. Ruth's all sorts

    Yum, I love macaroni cheese. We make it very simply with par-boiled macaroni, grated cheese and a ‘swoosh’ of cold milk then in oven. Works well too. Love the idea of feta!
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  12. Mel

    My children love pasta! It would be a great little dish for the older two and the fact it is a healthier option than the traditional macaroni & cheese bake is a bonus. I have just linked my vanilla sugar ‘recipe’ from before I started blogging (when the only one looking at the couple of posts I had up there was me, haha!). x Mel
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    • honestmum

      Thanks Mel, it really is tasty and healthier than the usual mac ‘n’ cheese too! Thanks for linking up with your pretty sugar x
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  13. Kirsty - Hijacked by Twins

    How did your dad do last night at the awards? I must have a look! I love a good old macaroni cheese, can’t beat it! All linked up xx
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  14. Alison

    I love macaroni cheese, I tend to top mine with tomatoes and grated cheese then grill. Love the idea of feta
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