Mac ‘n’ cheese


January 4, 2015

Mac ‘n’ cheese 5 0 5 11
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 1 hr 30 mins
  • 15 mins

    1 hr 30 mins

    1 hr 45 mins

  • Yields: 6-8


150g melted butter

500g (one packet) uncooked macaroni

500g grated cheese

125g cream cheese

8 cups of liquid (I used 4c hot milk 4c boiled water)

3 heaped tablespoons of plain flour

2 table spoons of bacon stock (or beef or chicken)

6 slices of bacon, cubed

**optional 1 cubed small onion


1Preheat cooker on high while heating milk and boiling water


3Boil water and heat milk put aside


5Add pasta and melted butter and mix very well


7Add dry items


9Add wet items


11Stir through properly


13Keep on high, 1.5 - 2hrs, no tea towel and lid on.


15Stir every half hr or when you remember.


17Keep an eye on the pasta do not over cook.


19**you may brown bacon if you wish.

Submitted by camielle dean


17 Reviews


May 4, 2022

My partner loves Mac n cheese & I needed a quick & easy work lunch idea for the busy week ahead. This is absolutely delicious. I cooked it for 2 hours, stirring ever 30 minutes. I decided to use the tea towel trick at the 1hr mark as it was still super liquidy & it worked a treat. It made 6 serves.


December 11, 2020

I must have done something wrong. A big gluggy mess


June 23, 2018

Yummy, will have some for a while. might have a bit more bacon for myself next time.


June 9, 2018

Absolutely delicious!
Perfect the way it is, thank you!

Brooke Henderson

June 9, 2018

Does this freeze well?


June 8, 2018

I made this Mac and cheese this afternoon. I didn’t add any bacon (trying to reduce meat) and used a vege stock cube. I also used both tasty and smoked cheddar, about 1/4 smoked cheddar to get the ‘bacony’ flavour. I also omitted the cream cheese (I didn’t have any) but added about 1/4 cup cream for richness. It was amazing! Even my fussy toddler had a second bowl. I will definitely making this again.


October 22, 2017

Love Mac n cheese! Have tried it with the cream cheese but I prefer it without it so I just omit it an still turns out delicious. I add bacon, onion an tomato an sometimes place in a baking dish in the oven to brown it abit 😊

We have plenty of other Mac recipes that don’t – perhaps choose one of them? 🙂


April 18, 2017

Does this have to have cream cheese in it??

Rebecca Cameron

December 3, 2016

Absolutely amazing!


December 1, 2016

Whats the best type of cheese for this recipe a tasty cheese or the kraft in the box on the shelf?

Kirsty Collins

September 19, 2016

This recipe is great! I make it every two weeks for my mac and cheese loving children. Goes into lunchboxes for daycare.

Jess Barentsen

August 17, 2016

Wow! Absolutely delicious ?
I added half a leek instead of the ‘optional extra’ onion. Will definately be making again!

Tracey Burke

June 6, 2016

This is so tasty huge hit in my family

Leonie Rogers

May 9, 2016

Absolutely perfect. Thank you.

Leonie Rogers

May 9, 2016

Well, cooked and eaten. Kids rated it 10/10, even the kid that doesn’t like macaroni and cheese. I love the fact that I controlled what went in to the mixture – no blue box, no jar of cheese spread, no frozen meal microwaved. Just the cheese the milk, the macaroni and the slow-cooker.

Thanks for this recipe. It’s going into my files.


December 10, 2015

Could this be done on low?

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