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  • 225g San Remo Macaroni Elbows
  • 500g jar Heinz Seriously Good Tasty Cheddar Macaroni Cheese Sauce
  • ½ cup grated cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 190°C. Cook the San Remo Macaroni Elbows in lightly salted, boiling water for 8-10 minutes, until just tender. Drain. Return macaroni to saucepan.
  2. Pour over Heinz Seriously Good Tasty Cheddar Macaroni Cheese Sauce and stir to mix. Spoon into an ovenproof baking dish. Sprinkle over grated cheese.
  3. Bake for 15-20 minutes until macaroni cheese is hot and the top is golden.


  • Lay sliced tomatoes onto macaroni cheese before sprinkling with grated cheese and baking.
  • Mixed diced cooked bacon or chorizo or ham through the macaroni cheese before spooning into baking dish.

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Reviews (79)

Deanna Elwin's Review | Rating

Quick and easy, nice with bacon bits too

Yvonne's Rating
Douglas's Review | Rating

Made this last night really nice I will be making again but will use more cheese and some onions.

Douglas's Review | Rating

Instead of using cheese I used a packet of Maggi cheese sauce really tasty.

Roy's Review | Rating

Have made this twice. Second time perfect. Added bacon and mushroom. As easy as it is good.

Alex's Review | Rating

thanks for the new recipe! it seems to be delicious!

Tim's Review | Rating

very tasty when tomatoes and diced bacon were added another great touch is diced onion

Glennise's Review | Rating

I actually made this last night...Wonderful....I will not be making my own sauce again.
I added ham pieces and rinsed the sauce jar out with 1 cup of milk

karen's Rating
Karen's Review | Rating

Makes a nice easy Mac Cheese. I like to stir cheese through the sauce as well and even a pinch of mustard powder

Julia's Review | Rating

Easy simple & YUMMY!!!

Nickie's Review | Rating

Easy to make and soooooo tasty. Definitely will be using this sauce again and the recipe.

Nickie's Review | Rating

Certainly cant beat a classic Mac Cheese. This sauce has made a simple quick meal even easier to make.

debbie's Review | Rating

mac n cheese is always a family favourite. This sounds quick easy to make and delicious. Something the older kids could help make too. Big thumbs up

Anna's Review | Rating

Best Mac n cheese recipe, it is really simple, I love to add caramelised onions and bacon bits and roasted chicken. Great for a warming winters night dinner, also great for lunch leftovers for the week.

tony's Review | Rating

looks so yummy

Romy's Review | Rating

Super easy

Erin's Review | Rating

Loved it +++

Victoria's Review | Rating

Really Tasty. Absolutely Delicious. I would recommend it.

Alisha's Review | Rating

My young children love mac and cheese. I add mixed veges and ham for a easy dinner that is sure to be eaten

Sara's Review | Rating

So easy and quick. Tasty - yum!!

Barbara's Review | Rating

Easy to make and just right for kids who don't like any extras in their mac n cheese

Nikky's Review | Rating

I highly recommend adding a tin of tuna, a tin of sweetcorn and some chopped spring onions for a speedy but delicious dinner.

Karen's Review | Rating

Easy family meal its delicious

Erin's Review | Rating

Love this was so yummy.

Eddy's Review | Rating

When time is limited but you want a wholesome and delicious Mac & Cheese this Classic recipe for the family is a winner and all within an hour you'll be enjoying.

Bob's Review | Rating

Now this is even more of a favourite with the NEW sauce added, Yummmmmmmmmm

Sue's Review | Rating

Simply and tasty lunch, we add bacon and tomatoes. Yum !!

Carla's Review | Rating

It's nice and easy to do for a quick meal when had a hard day at work.

Judy's Review | Rating

Absolutely delicious and so easy too. I love that I don't have to make the cheese sauce any more :)

Sameer's Review | Rating

Geart and easy recipe

Diane's Review | Rating

I rate this a 4-star recipe for its' 'quick'n'easy' approach to a family favourite. I do think it might benefit from a little 'tarting up' with a few rashers of chopped bacon - Or, perhaps a layer of luscious tomatoes - Or, even just a sprinkle of paprika and/or chilli flakes.
But really, because it is a Classic - and the ingredients are familiar in a comforting way - It's great just as it is!

Christine's Review | Rating

A nice easy and basic family meal.

christine's Review | Rating

This is so quick and easy and so yummy with bacon bits in it the kids love it

Helen and Peter's Review | Rating

Quick and easy and a great "go to" recipe when in a hurry or have unexpected guests

Gwen's Review | Rating

This was so quick and easy to make for lunch .For Dinner I would use the other recipe

Joan's Review | Rating

Anything that means I don't have to make my own cheese sauce for Macaroni Cheese rates very highly. The Heinz sauce is on my shopping list already.

Joan's Review | Rating

The grand children love it..... and it was sooo very easy

Maree's Review | Rating

Simple and easy cheese and mac. Instead of cheese I added a breadcrumb mix of breadcrumbs, parsley and parmesan. Delish!

Mathavasivam's Review | Rating

My children love mac Cheese

Donna's Review | Rating

We tried the Heinz Seriously Good Tasty Cheddar Macaroni Cheese for dinner tonight and it was a big hit with the kids (with I thought it would be). I stuck with the classic recipe and added cooked bacon to it and it was very tasty. I think next time I might add mushrooms, cherry tomatoes and paprika, although the kids probably wouldn't be as keen. Might have to make a kids classic version and an adults version to keep everyone happy.

louise's Review | Rating

so easy to make and everyone loved it ( a good and quick easy meal to make) is now a weekly meal

Dorothy's Review | Rating

really quick and easy

Rhea's Review | Rating

Did not taste like it came out of a jar at all! Soooo good

Janet's Review | Rating

Really tasty and a good warming dish for winter.

Yazmin's Rating
Leanna's Review | Rating

The staple recipe in my pantry - love Mac'n'Cheese. So simple to make and just so tasty. I always add extra cheese as just got to have that cheesy goodness :)

Tom's Review | Rating

Loved this, so much easier and quicker than the Edmonds Cookbook recipe and tasted as good. We thought it would last us 2 nights but we both went back for seconds and cleaned it up. I just pan fried a couple of diced streaky bacon strips and a small onion and added it to the mix before the cheese topping.

diane's Review | Rating

Have loved Mac n Cheese since I was a child. This one is classic and wonderful.

Jo's Review | Rating

Wonderfully quick and easy when I'm in a rush, usually use it as a side dish with onion and mushroom thrown in

Sarah's Review | Rating

Quick and easy to follow and great Sunday Brunch

Chizu's Review | Rating

Easy meal for family and flatmates.

Karen's Review | Rating

Really good with bacon bits

Joanne's Review | Rating

Super quick and and easy and very tasty. Everyone loves a good macaroni cheese and this is the best with little preparation. Yummy

Vanessa's Review | Rating

So easy my 9 year old can make it on her own!

Genemeine's Review | Rating

Easy and simple to make for weekend lunch after the kids sports. Added Bacon and Onion.

Leonie's Review | Rating

So easy and so delectable. My grandsons adored it and have asked for more

Trevor's Review | Rating

So easy to make and so delicious.

Pam's Review | Rating

A quick easy lunch that the grandchildren can make.

MAUREEN's Review | Rating

Very easy and delicious. All the family enjoyed dish.

Clive's Review | Rating

So easy, I make into seperate Ramekins and serve it this way, the whole family just love it and each one thinks they a special which they are.

Komal's Review | Rating

easy & son loves pasta bakes

Karen's Review | Rating

My family enjoys this recipe, always add extra to make a good meal out of it

Marilyn's Review | Rating

I have not been able to make macaroni cheese with a real cheesy taste. After making this recipe I am over the moon. so quick and easy and no need to add anything else. A big hit with the grandchildren

Cassidy's Review | Rating

This recipe saves me so much time especially with a chaotic household we need something quick and easy not to mention tasty

Brenda's Review | Rating

Easy to make and loved by everyone. I have also added both bacon and mushrooms to make it extra special.

Masina's Review | Rating

Reviewing on behalf of my children, they very much like this recipe. My fussy eater son enjoys this one so will be a regular on our family menu :)

Eleanor's Review | Rating

Beautiful and creamy with a rich cheese flavour. Simple and easy.

Kellie's Review | Rating

9 year old loved making this and then enjoying the rewarding taste. Bound to be a favourite for a while

Neena's Review | Rating

Too easy to make! Gotta love quick ick easy meals when you're tied for time.. Tasty as is when u have picky eaters.

Murray's Review | Rating

finally made it for the first time.It was so easy,delicious and filling!

Sarah's Review | Rating

Great quick recipe to cook after long day that family love. Can add in some bacon &/or onions to Jazz it up a bit.

jacqui's Review | Rating

This would be a great make ahead meal and I bet it freezes well too so I could make a double batch and have some for when I can't be bothered cooking

Sandra's Review | Rating

My grandchildren LOVE Macaroni Cheese

Ken's Review | Rating

Great taste and so quick to make

Melissa's Review | Rating

Some yummy. You can what ever ypu like to it.

Arthur's Review | Rating

Made this last night and it was delicious. We added bacon and cheese and it wasn't winner

Nevada's Review | Rating

Easy mid week meal, and left overs can be for lunch the next day! We also like to add onion and bacon pieces to make it extra tasty! :)

Yvonne's Review | Rating

Quick and Easy. Added bacon too. Yum!