More Cheese Please! Three Cheese Macaroni Recipe

Now we’re in the midst of winter, all the soul wants is delicious comfort food. And what’s more comforting then cheese?! 🧀🧀
This tasty three cheese macaroni will have you coming back for more.


Makes 6 serves

400 g (2½ cups) macaroni pasta
200 g (2 cups) grated American Jack cheese (or substitute for cheddar)
70 g (¾ cup) shaved Parmesan cheese
170 g (1¼ cups) shredded mozzarella
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
4 rashers rindless bacon, finely chopped
1 onion, finely chopped
3 teaspoons thyme leaves, finely chopped
80 g unsalted butter
75 g (½ cup) plain flour
875 ml (3 ½ cups) milk
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons dried breadcrumbs


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C
  2. Place 3 litres of water in a large saucepan and bring to the boil over high heat. Add the pasta, stir to separate, then cook for 10-12 minutes or until al dente. Drain & run under cold water to cool down
  3. Meanwhile, combine all the cheeses in a bowl
  4. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the bacon & cook until golden
  5. Add the onion and thyme & cook for another 1-2 minutes or until the onion is softened
  6. Add the butter & stir until melted
  7. Stir in the flour & cook for 1 minute
  8. Add the cold milk & stir until well combined
  9. Add the mustard, salt & half the combined cheeses
  10. Stir until well combined, then remove from the heat
  11. Add the pasta & stir until well combined
  12. Pour the pasta into a 2 litre capacity ovenproof dish.  Sprinkle with the remaining cheese, then the breadcrumbs. Bake for 15 – 20 minutes or until golden and bubbling.