Comfort food at its best! This free Cheesy Mince Macaroni Bake Recipe is deliciously cheesy and full of flavour… A pasta dish that the whole family will enjoy!


Mince & Macaroni:
80ml oil
3 onions, chopped
1 clove garlic
2 large carrots, peeled & grated
600g lean beef mince
30ml mixed herbs
salt and pepper
2 tomatoes chopped
250g button mushrooms
30 ml tomato paste
30ml chutney
half packet brown onion soup
125ml water 
80ml red wine or beef stock
500g macaroni, cooked according to packet instructions

Cheese Sauce:
500ml full cream milk
30g butter
30ml cake flour
salt and pepper
500ml grated mature Cheddar cheese
2 eggs, whisked

100ml grated mature Cheddar cheese
tomato halves

  • Preheat the oven to 180 °C and grease a large ovenproof dish with spray and cook.
Mince & Macaroni 
  • Heat the oil in a large pan, stir-fry the onions and garlic.
  • Add the mince and cook for about 5 minutes and then add the grated carrots, lower the heat and allow to cook gently with the lid on until the carrots have softened and the mince is done.
  • Add the tomato, mixed herbs, salt and pepper and cook for a few minutes.
  • Mix the tomato paste, chutney, brown onion soup, water and wine together and add to the mince.
  • Simmer on a low heat until the liquid has reduced by half.
  • Add the cooked macaroni and mix. Set aside.
Cheese Sauce 
  • Heat the milk slightly and set aside.
  • Melt the butter in a pan, add the flour and stir.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the heated milk.
  • Add salt, pepper, cheese and whisked eggs.
  • Add the cheese sauce to the macaroni and mince and mix, pour the pasta into the prepared oven dish and sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top 
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden.
  • Serve hot with some roasted vegetables or a fresh green salad.
Serve 6- 8


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