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I think my take on macaroni cheese is so much better than the ready made sort. Doesn't take a lot of effort either.

Step 1: Ingredients

400g macaroni

500ml whole milk

200g grated cheddar

50g grated parmesan

few tbsps breadcrumbs

1 tsp dijon mustard

3 tbsp flour

1 tbsp butter

3 cloves garlic

Step 2: Make the Sauce

Before you start making the sauce, put the macaroni in a large pan, add boiling water and boil until al dente.

While the pasta is cooking, you need to make a bechamel sauce.

Measure the milk into a microwavable jug and warm the milk up in the microwave for 2 minutes.

Then melt the butter in a large saucepan and add the chopped garlic.

Fry for a few minutes to soften the garlic.

Add the mustard and stir well.

Add the flour and stir until a soft dough like paste forms.

Gradually add the warm milk and beat like mad after each addition.

Keep stirring and beating (with a whisk if necessary) until you have a thick sauce. (With hopefully no lumps)

Step 3: Getting Cheesy

Add the cheddar and half of the parmesan to the bechamel sauce.

Drain the pasta.

When the cheese has melted, add the pasta and stir well.

Step 4: Give It Some Crunch

Transfer the pasta and sauce to a large ovenproof dish.

Sprinkle the top with breadcrumbs and the remaining grated parmesan cheese.

Bake in the oven for 20 mins at 200 degrees celsius.

Step 5: Serve!

This will be very hot, so you may want to let it stand for a few minutes before dishing up.

Serve on it's own or with a few vegetables.

This should serve 4-6 people depending on whether anyone has second helpings!

Wow, just like my mom used to make, only better because of the Dijon mustard.
<p>This looks great! I've tried recipes similar to this before and my cheese sauce always comes out like glue. I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong, but I'll keep on trying!</p>
Hey! Velveeta never hurt you, don't hurt it! Anyway, I like this recipe, its dead easy. I may use Velveeta in it...
I'm glad to see someone who still knows what real Mac and cheese is, we're I'm from everyone thinks its the stuff you buy in a box and the homemade stuff is noodles and valveta! Thanks for putting up this 'able and helping keep the lost food going!

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