This recipe for macaroni and cheese is so easy to make and almost always a winner among children and adults alike. You may serve it with fish, boerewors, mincemeat, meatballs or even on its own as a light meal – with or without a salad such as beetroot or a Greek salad. You may top it with an additional sprinkle of parmesan cheese.

mac and cheese recipe

Recipe for Macaroni and Cheese

Sadie F
This recipe for Macaroni and Cheese will refer you to our Recipe for white sauce.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 50 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine South African
Servings 6 people
Calories 444 kcal


  • 500 grams macaroni
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 liters boiling water
  • a drop of cooking oil

Ingredients as per our Recipe for White Sauce, plus

  • 200 grams cheddar cheese grated
  • breadcrumbs


  • Bring the water to a boil with the salt added.
  • Add a drop of oil to the water.
  • Add macaroni.
  • Boil until al dente - 12 - 20 minutes.
  • Drain water.

Prepare white sauce using our Recipe for White Sauce.

  • Add 1/4 of the cheese to the white sauce.
  • Put the macaroni in a greased pan. Pour over the white sauce to cover macaroni completely.
  • Sprinkle the rest of the cheese over the dish.
  • Top with bread crumbs.
  • Bake for 30 minutes at 180°C (350°F). If needed to crisp bread crumbs, grill for 3 minutes.


Calories: 444kcalCarbohydrates: 63gProtein: 19gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 616mgPotassium: 219mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 334IUCalcium: 268mgIron: 1mg
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