Divine Macaroni Pasta with RICH CHEESE SAUCE

This picture is from  askamum.co.uk on the web.
Although it is not THIS recipe, it looks very similar at the end!
This is not for the ‘faint hearted’ or diet conscious person.  (Lots and lots of cheese)which makes this a
rich and creamy sauce for a macaroni/pasta dish which uses Fontina, a slightly sweet and nutty cheese.  It goes well with any salad with green leaves and tomatoes.
Serves 4


250g short-cut macaroni or (pasta) of your choice
50g cup of butter/margarine
50g cup of plain all purpose flour
600ml of preferably full-cream milk
100ml of double (heavy) cream
1ml dry white wine
50g grated Gruyere or Emmanuel cheese
50g Fontina cheese finely diced
50g Gonzola cheese, crumbled is best
75g freshly grated Parmesan cheese
lots of freshly ground black pepper

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C/350 degrees F/or gas mark 4
Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the packet

Meanwhile, gently melt the butter in a pan, add the flour and cook, stirring for 1-2 minutes
add the milk, a little at a time, whisking vigorously after each addition.
Stir in the cream, then add the dry white wine and bring to the boil.
Cook, stirring constantly until the sauce thickens.
Remove from the heat.

Add the Gruyere/Emmenthal, Fontina, Gorgonzolla and about a third of the Parmesan into the sauce.
Stir well to mix in the cheeses, then taste for seasoning, adding the salt and pepper if necessary.

Drain the pasta and tip into a baking dish.
Pour the sauce over and mix well, then sprinkle the remaining Parmesan over the top.
Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown.
Serve hot.

Debra’s Additional Tip:
I also like to add broken up bits of parsley and very finely (chopped into small pieces), onion at step four before baking.  For a variation, If you want meat e.g. crispy bacon, slivers of smoked salmon etc., you can add this at this stage as well.


8 Responses to “Divine Macaroni Pasta with RICH CHEESE SAUCE”
  1. Marie Noelle says:

    This looks seriously sooo good!!! Mac and cheese is such a comforting meal!!!

  2. Lisa Taylor says:

    Mmmmm sounds like major comfort food! My boys would love it!

  3. Nichole says:

    Yummy! Love homemade mac & cheese!

  4. Alex says:

    oh this sounds sooooo goood!

  5. Ms Bibi says:

    That does sounds divine, indeed. I hope you can come by and link it up to my Foodie Wednesday.

  6. Carla Royal says:

    Yum! I make a great mac and cheese but this, with the Gruyere, Fontina, Parmesan and Gonzola cheeses, looks divine! Must try!

  7. I have to make macaroni cheese and i don’t have any macaroni pasta. Can i use any pasta to make it? I do not have a gas cooker and am looking for a universal equipment. However, I have not come across any mention of pasta cooking in Halogen oven applications. Can you cook pasta, macaroni and noodles in a Halogen oven?

    • Debra says:

      Macaroni or pasta is always boiled first which takes place on the stove top or microwave… further to that, I believe that you can do any kind of pasta in the oven (halogen or otherwise). I suggest you google halogen oven and see what your restrictions are, if any.

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