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Nigella Lawson’s Simple Macaroni Cheese

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Nigella Lawson's Simple Macaroni Cheese

I don’t want to sound like I’m throwing a pity party, but well… I kinda am. At some point last week I hurt my back. There’s nothing like back pain, well I know nothing like back pain. It’s debilitating, and makes me so grateful for my health when I have it {and how dearly I want my normal, healthy back to return}.

If you’re going to throw a pity party, the catering should most definitely include comfort foods. I’m thinking gooey chocolate puddings with ice cream, and macaroni cheese. {To be honest, I am really looking after myself and the most comfort I’ve really indulged in is porridge, but that doesn’t make for a very cool pity party!}.

Nigella Lawson's Simple Macaroni Cheese

Nigella Lawson’s Simple Macaroni Cheese


250g macaroni
250g tasty cheese, grated {Nigella uses mature cheddar}
250ml evaporated milk
2 large eggs
Salt and pepper to season


♥ Preheat oven to 220°C.
♥ Cook the macaroni according to the instructions on the packet. Drain and then put back into the hot saucepan.
♥ While the pasta is cooking, place the cheese, evaporated milk, and eggs into a processor {or Thermomix} and blitz to mix. Don’t want to get out the mixer? Just place everything in a bowl and mix to combine.
♥ Pour the cheese sauce ingredients over the cooked pasta, and stir to combine everything. Season with a little salt and pepper.
♥ Place into a baking dish, and put into the oven for 10-15 minutes until the cheese melts and it’s cheesy perfection.
♥ Eat with a salad, or simply grab a spoon and dig in.

Note: I’ve tweaked the recipe to by a little more family-friendly, but you can see the original recipe here.

What’s your favourite comfort food?