I have been asked for my McCheese recipe.
The dish at the top is 9″ x  7″ and sufficient for two portions. The one at the bottom is a single serving for Hubby when I have a tomato pasta instead.

I confess I do not weigh anything, so I hope this works for you too.

I measure out my dry pasta (quills, shells, tubes or twists) to the dish I’m going to use and allowing for it to swell. Then I put that in a bowl and cover it with boiling water to soften it while I’m making my sauce.

Slimming World allow me 30g of cheese as one of my A options. The above is what it looks like, so as you can see, it’s not much but enough for a single pasta bake topping for me.

I use about 90g of grated cheese for my sauce and topping (50/40 split)
2 tablespoons of cornflour (or ordinary flour but cornflour tends not to go lumpy)

I blend the cornflour with about a cup of milk then put it on the heat to warm and thicken. I add more milk until it’s nice and creamy thick then add the 50g of grated cheese.
The consistency shouldn’t be too runny else you’ll end up drinking it, but if it’s too thick, you’ll end up with a dry McCheese and cutting it like a meatloaf.
Drain the pasta and put it in the chosen dish. Cover with the sauce, making sure everything is coated.
Sprinkle the remaining grated cheese on top, garnish with a tomato if desired, then cook in the oven for about 25 minutes at 180º C
As I’ve said, I don’t measure anything, so depending how cheesy you like it, you could add more cheese if you wanted but that tends to make the sauce a bit too sickly, and if you put extra on the top, it goes oily.
This is a lazy one as I cooked my pasta and served it with salad then covered it with cheese sauce, so no baking.



About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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7 Responses to McCheese

  1. fransiweinstein says:

    It looks so delicious, I am going to have to give it a try. Thanks for the recipe.

    • You’re welcome. I used to make it on the boat the lazy way as I never used the oven at all. It’s one of Hubby’s favourites and we both had it this week, so it made a nice change for me, even if it was a bit dry!

  2. murisopsis says:

    I’m going to have to try this!! Looks quick and easy!

  3. willowdot21 says:

    Thank you mam 💜

  4. Carol anne says:

    This sounds so good! I love mac and cheese! yummy!

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