top of page

Feel good mac and cheese

Sometimes after a long week you need comfort food... this mac and cheese, paired with crayfish will hit the spot!

You’ll need...

Serves 3-4 as main

6- 8 as side dish


  • 500ml of milk (preferably full cream)

  • 2 1/2 tablespoons butter

  • 1/4 cup flour

  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated 

  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, grated (use half for sauce and half for top)

  • 1/2 cup gruyere cheese, grated

  • 2 teaspoon seeded mustard 

  • Small handful of parsley, chopped 

  • Salt & pepper 

What else...

  • 2 cups of uncooked macaroni pasta 

  • 1/3 cup of breadcrumbs (if you can find panko they are my favourite, however regular is also perfect)

  • 100g of crayfish (lobster or prawns if you cannot find)

Prep all ingredients before beginning for a smooth transition into each step.


Boil lightly salted water and add pasta. Follow cooking instructions and remove 1-2 minutes before packing instructions. 

Cheese sauce

  • Start by melting better into a hot pot. Add flour and combine immediately with a whisk, continuing to stir for one minute. 

  • SLOWLY add cold milk bit by bit, combining very well before adding more. Adding too fast will result in very clumpy cheese sauce.

  • Once milk is added, continue to stir on slow heat for 5 minutes.

  • Take off heat and add all cheese mixture, reserving 1/2 cup of cheddar for top. Add mustard, salt, pepper and half parsley. 

  • Drain pasta and place back into pot. Add cheese sauce, crayfish and mix well. Pour into a oven proof dish and sprinkle with breadcrumbs, remaining cheese and parsley.

  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown. Use grill to speed up browning of cheese if required. Rest for 5 minutes before serving.  Enjoy

73 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All


bottom of page