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Traditional Macaroni Cheese With Tomato

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“This is the one my mother used to make. To my surprise, I have to make this plain dish for all my kid's friends! My mother used to use long macaroni which she snapped into short pieces. I can't get it anymore and so I use pasta quills. I prefer the slightly longer pieces of pasta.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook the macaroni in boiling water as per instructions on packet.
  2. Melt the butter, stir in the flour and form a smooth paste. Add the milk slowly, stirring all the while.Bring the sauce to the boil and cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Stir in 175g of the grated cheese, the mustard, salt and pepper and cook until the cheese has melted and the sauce is thick and smooth.
  3. Drain the macaroni, transfer it to a greased ovenproof dish.
  4. Pour the sauce over the macaroni and stir to mix.
  5. Arrange the tomato slices on top, sprinkle with the remaining grated cheese and bake at 180C/350°F
  6. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes, or until the top is brown and bubbling.

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