The King of all comfort foods! This mac 'n' cheese recipe makes a delicious meal on a budget.
2 tbsp. butter, plus 1 tbsp. melted
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
1 tsp English mustard powder
3 tbsp. plain flour
500ml whole milk
250g mature cheddar, grated
50g Parmesan, grated
Boil the pasta for 2 mins less than stated on the pack.
Meanwhile, melt the remaining butter in a saucepan. Add the garlic and mustard, cook for 1 min, then stir in the flour. Cook for 1 min, gradually whisk in the milk until you have a lump-free sauce. Simmer for 5 mins, whisking constantly until thickened.
Take off the heat, then stir in all the cheddar and half the Parmesan.
Add the pasta and some seasoning to the sauce, then tip into a large frying pan.
Add the remaining Parmesan and place under the grill for 8-10 mins until crisp and golden.