Heavenly Creamy Baked Macaroni and Cheese


Dive into the ultimate comfort food with our Heavenly Creamy Baked Macaroni and Cheese. This dish is a creamy, cheesy delight, featuring a golden, crispy top layer and a smooth, velvety cheese sauce enveloping perfectly cooked macaroni. It's a heartwarming dish that's perfect for family dinners, potlucks, or any time you need a little cheesy goodness in your life.

Heavenly Creamy Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes

Number of Servings and Serving size

  • Servings: 6
  • Serving Size: Approximately 200g (7 oz) per serving


  • 500g (1.1 lb) elbow macaroni
  • 60g (2.1 oz) unsalted butter
  • 60g (2.1 oz) all-purpose flour
  • 500ml (17 fl oz) whole milk
  • 250ml (8.5 fl oz) heavy cream
  • 200g (7 oz) sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 150g (5.3 oz) Gruyère cheese, grated
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 100g (3.5 oz) breadcrumbs

Method of Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F). Cook the macaroni until al dente according to package directions, then drain.
  2. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly, to make a roux.
  3. Whisk in the milk and heavy cream gradually, whisking constantly to avoid lumps. Cook, stirring frequently, until the sauce thickens.
  4. Take the pan off the heat. Melt the cheddar and Gruyère cheeses together in a mixing bowl. Mix in the mustard powder, salt, and pepper.
  5. Combine the cheese sauce and the cooked macaroni in a mixing bowl. Place in a baking dish.
  6. Sprinkle breadcrumbs on top. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until golden and bubbling on top.

Culinary Success Tips

  • For extra flavor, mix a pinch of paprika or garlic powder into the breadcrumbs.
  • You can add cooked bacon, ham, or vegetables for variety.


  • Can I use different types of cheese? Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with different combinations.
  • Can this dish be made in advance? Yes, assemble it ahead and bake just before serving.
  • How do I store leftovers? Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.