Godminster Recipes: Godminster Oak Smoked Mac & Cheese with Caramelised Onions

Godminster Oak Smoked Mac & Cheese with Caramelised Onions

Mac & Cheese


500g elbow macaroni

2 tablespoons of olive oil or rapeseed oil

750g red onions, diced

50g breadcrumbs

For the béchamel sauce:

50g unsalted butter

50g plain flour 

500ml milk

200g Godminster Oak Smoked Vintage Organic Cheddar

100g Godminster Vintage Organic Cheddar

Salt and pepper to season 

  1. Bring a large pan of water to the boil, and add a splash of olive oil and a teaspoon of salt, then cook the pasta for approximately 7 minutes, or until al dente.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large pan, add the onions and fry on a high heat until brown and caramelised. 
  3. Preheat your grill to a medium heat. 
  4. For the béchamel sauce​: melt the butter in a saucepan, adding the flour and stirring continously for 1 minute. Pour in the milk (whisking whilst you do so) and continue to whisk for 3 minutes or until the sauce starts to thicken. Remove from heat and add both cheeses, take care to mix well. Season to taste. 
  5. Pour the macaroni into a mixing bowl and stir in your béchamel sauce​ and onions​. 
  6. Transfer your mixture to a baking dish, taking care to spread it evenly. Top with breadcrumbs and a sprinkling of black pepper. 
  7. Grill for 5-10 minutes or until golden brown. 

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