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Easy Mac and Cheese Recipe
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4.50 from 2 votes

Easy Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

This easy Macaroni and Cheese recipe is the perfect budget family meal and can be enjoyed as a meal on it's own or as a side dish. It's also freezer friendly.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Australian
Keyword: Budget Recipes, Dinners, Family Dinners, Freezer Friendly
Servings: 4
Calories: 0kcal
Author: Lauren


  • 4 rashers of bacon
  • 3 spring onions
  • 1 cup of corn kernels
  • 400 g of dried macaroni pasta
  • 50 g of butter
  • 2 tablespoons of plain flour
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 1 cup of grated tasty cheese
  • ½ cup of finely grated parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup of grated gouda cheese
  • 1 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • ½ cup of bread crumbs
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Cut the bacon and spring onions into small pieces and cook in a frying pan over a medium heat until the bacon begins to brown. Remove from the frying pan and set aside until needed.
  • Cook the macaroni as per the instructions on the packet.
  • Preheat your oven to 190 degrees celsius (fan forced).
  • In the meantime, place the butter into a medium saucepan over a medium heat. Cook until melted and add the flour. Cook for 1 minute, stirring continuously.
  • Gradually add the milk to the mixture and stir as you go. Bring the mixture to a boil (keep stirring) before reducing the heat and simmer for 2 minutes - continuing to stir regularly.
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat and add the grated cheese and nutmeg. Stir until the cheese has melted.
  • Place the cooked macaroni into a baking dish, add the cooked bacon and spring onions, corn kernels and the cheese sauce. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Carefully mix all of the ingredients together until the cheese sauce has coated all of the pasta.
  • Sprinkle the breadcrumbs over the top and place into the oven and bake for 20 - 25 minutes or until the top begins to brown.


You can omit the bacon for a vegetarian version of this recipe.
If you wish, you can add extra grated veggies to this recipe, just pop them in before it's time to place into the oven.
This recipe is freezer friendly.


Serving: 0g | Calories: 0kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg