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My Mum's Toasty Macaroni Cheese


  • 30 g butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Half a cup of grated cheese
  • 1 cup macaroni uncooked
  • Sliced tomato fresh or tinned
  • Three slices of bread cut into small squares - croutons
  • 1 onion thinly sliced or chopped finely if you prefer


  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius
  • Add macaroni to salted boiling water and cook per packet instructions.
  • In a separate saucepan make your basic white sauce and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Take the sauce off the heat and add the cheese - stirring till combined.
  • Combine the macaroni and cheese sauce.
  • Pour half the macaroni cheese mixture into a round casserole dish.
  • Top with a layer of the sliced onion, then sliced tomato, then chopped up bread.
  • Add the rest of the macaroni cheese mixture.
  • Repeat the onion, tomato, bread layer.
  • Bake in the oven for about 30 minutes or until top bread layer is toasty.