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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?

  • Jane B

    Yum! My “go to” comfort food is mince and mashed potato!

  • Yum!!! Kids dinner!! SORTED!!!

  • Donut toast. Yes, it’s a thing… a comfort thing. 😀

  • That looks very delicious. Sorry you are in pain with your back I feel for you as I know that pain. I would like to tell you that I love your blog I’m a Aussie living in the States and your blog is like a piece of home.

  • I hope your back is better soon! I love porridge (with cream), lasagne, soup, toasted cheese sandwiches…I’ve got a cold at the moment so bring it on xx

    • Elisha

      Porridge with cream is the best!!!!

  • I usually love anything that involves potato.
    I love how easy and comforting this mac and cheese recipe looks! Must try it! x

  • Chocolate – without a doubt! Hope you feel better soon hun

  • Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid

    Chicken soup with matzo ball dumplings and a whole heap of noodles. Or failing that just a shed load of dumplings. Because dumplings make everything better!

  • I love love love mac & cheese. Usually my favorite is sharp cheddar but this might be my new fave!

  • TJ

    Yum! I love mac & cheese but I’ve never made it myself (other than years ago out of a box…). I empathise with the back pain. For me, it’s my hips – late pregnancy and pelvic separation and instability. It’s so debilitating when you can’t move freely. Hope your back eases up soon 🙂