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Overhead shot of a white plate of baked three-cheese macaroni
Baked Three-Cheese Mac and Cheese
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
35 mins

A lovely baked three-cheese mac and cheese, or what a plate of pure comfort food looks like. Creamy, rich, the best mac and cheese I have every tried.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: International
Keyword: comfort food recipes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 1077 kcal
Author: Daniela Anderson
  • 2 cups macaroni
  • 1 cup full-fat milk
  • 1 cup Cheddar Cheese grated
  • 1/2 cup Red Leicester Cheese grated
  • 1/2 g Mozzarella Cheese grated
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp salted butter
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  1. Bring a pan of salted water to the boil.

  2. Add the macaroni and boil on a medium heat until cooked. Any kind of pasta should do, it does not necessarily have to be macaroni.
  3. Remove from the heat, drain the water and set aside.
  4. In a saucepan, melt the butter and add the flour, whisk for a few seconds until you get a smooth paste, then add the milk and continue to whisk until it thickens into a sauce.
  5. Add the Red Leicester Cheese together with half of the Cheddar cheese and mix well.
  6. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C (390 degrees Faherenheit).

  7. Transfer the cooked macaroni to an oven-proof dish, then pour over the cheesy sauce.
  8. Season well with ground black pepper. No need for salt, since the cheese is salty anyway.
  9. Sprinkle over breadcrumbs, then scatter over the remaining Cheddar cheese together with the mozzarella cheese.
  10. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes until golden.
  11. Serve hot!
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Baked Three-Cheese Mac and Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1077 Calories from Fat 486
% Daily Value*
Fat 54g83%
Saturated Fat 33g165%
Cholesterol 160mg53%
Sodium 894mg37%
Potassium 530mg15%
Carbohydrates 97g32%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 47g94%
Vitamin A 1250IU25%
Calcium 955mg96%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.