simple way to make perfect Traditional mac ‘n’ cheese

How is everything? , I hope you’re having an incredible day today. Today, we’re going to make a special dish, Traditional mac ‘n’ cheese. It is one of my favorites food recipes. For mine, I am going to make it a little bit tasty. This is gonna smell and look delicious.

Traditional mac ‘n’ cheese is one of the most favored of recent trending foods on earth. It is simple, it is quick, it tastes delicious. It is enjoyed by millions every day. They are fine and they look wonderful. Traditional mac ‘n’ cheese is something that I’ve loved my entire life.

Table of Contents


  • 1 (about 1kg) smoked ham hock
  • 1 carrot, coarsely chopped
  • 1 brown onion, coarsely chopped
  • 2 celery sticks, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 bunch fresh thyme
  • 400g dried macaroni pasta
  • 50g butter
  • 40g (1/4 cup) plain flour
  • 375ml (1 1/2 cups) milk
  • 1 teaspoon wholegrain mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 200g vintage cheddar, coarsely grated


  • Step 1
    Place the ham hock, carrot, onion, celery and thyme in a large saucepan. Cover with cold water, ensuring hock is completely submerged. bring to the boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook, uncovered, for 2 hours or until the meat is falling off the bone. set aside in the liquid to cool slightly. shred the ham, discarding skin and bone.
  • Step 2
    Strain the liquid through a sieve into a bowl. Reserve 250ml (1 cup) of the liquid. discard solids.
  • Step 3
    Meanwhile, cook the macaroni in a large saucepan of salted boiling water following packet instructions until al dente. drain, then return the pasta to pan.
  • Step 4
    Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat until foaming. add the flour and cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until the mixture bubbles. gradually stir in the milk and reserved liquid until smooth. stir over medium-low heat for 2 minutes or until the sauce thickens. Remove from heat and stir in the ham, mustards and half the cheese. season. Pour the sauce over the pasta and stir to combine.
  • Step 5
    Preheat the grill on high. divide the pasta mixture among six 375ml (1 1/2 cup) ovenproof dishes. scatter with the remaining cheese. Cook under the grill for 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted and golden.

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