Creamy and Rich Homemade Macaroni Cheese Your Kids Will Love

Sorcha McManigan

Sorcha McManigan

February 20, 2020

Creamy and Rich Homemade macaroni cheese

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Is macaroni cheese a firm favourite with your kids? My crew love it, but I like to go a healthier route with it and make the sauce myself. Homemade macaroni also tastes so much better than the packaged versions.

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The sauce is one you’ll be able to master in no time and it’s bursting with cheesy goodness. Don’t be surprised if your kids are asking for another helping of this homemade macaroni, it definitely tastes like more!

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Creamy and Rich Homemade Macaroni Cheese Your Kids Will Love


  • 8 ozs of macaroni pasta
  • 2 cups of cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 3 cups of milk
  • 1/4 cup and 1 tsp butter
  • 2 and a 1/2 tbsp flour
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • One pinch of paprika


  1. Cook the macaroni according to the package directions and drain.
  2. In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.
  3. Stir in enough flour to make a roux.
  4. Add milk to the roux slowly, stirring constantly. Stir in cheeses, and cook over low heat until cheese is melted and the sauce is a little thick.
  5. Put the macaroni in a large casserole dish, and pour the sauce over macaroni, give it a good stir.
  6. Melt the tsp of butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the breadcrumbs and stir until they are browning nicely.
  7. Spread them over the macaroni and cheese to cover.
  8. Finish by adding a pinch of paprika.
  9. Bake at 175C / 350F for 30 minutes.

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Have your say! Do your kids love macaroni cheese? Are you going to try this out for dinner time? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!

Creamy and rich homemade macaroni

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Published On: February 20th, 2020 / Categories: Food and Recipes / Last Updated: March 29th, 2021 / Tags: , , /

About the Author: Sorcha McManigan

Sorcha is a mum of one and enjoys sharing insights into raising a vegan child, green living and how to stay fit when your life is pulling you in so many different directions.

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