Quick bake macaroni cheese

Retro favourite macaroni cheese receives an upgrade, courtesy of legendary chef Paul Heathcote. This quick and easy macaroni cheese recipe makes a tasty and delicious midweek supper, and the cooked ham can easily be omitted for a vegetarian option.

First published in 2015




Quick bake macaroni cheese


  • Medium saucepan
  • Ovenproof dish


Place the pasta into a large pan of boiling salted water and cook until just soft. Drain well
Add the cheese and whipping cream into a pan over a low heat and bring to the boil, stirring well
Remove the sauce from the heat and beat well before adding the sliced spring onion and cooked ham, remove the pan from the heat
Add the pasta to the cheese sauce, season with salt and pepper
Sprinkle with breadcrumbs and the Parmesan, place the dish under a hot grill until cooked through. Serve the macaroni cheese immediately
First published in 2015

Paul Heathcote’s love affair with cooking began at home in his early teens. He went on to win two Michelin stars and own multiple restaurants in the North West.

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