Prep time:
10 minutes
Cooking time:
30 minutes
Level of Difficulty:
NEFF FullSteam and Grill


Macaroni Cheese

2 tbsp butter
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
400 g Macaroni pasta
300 ml cream
320 ml full cream milk
320 ml chicken stock or vegetable
100 g grated Gruyere cheese
100 g grated mozzarella
100 g grated smoked cheddar
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper or to taste
100 g extra grated cheese (a mixture of cheeses above)
1/3 cup panko breadcrumbs

San Remo macaroni was used for testing of this recipe. The smoked cheese gives extra flavour to this classic. The macaroni cheese can be made ahead of time and reheated on CircoTherm® at 170°C with VarioSteam® medium, until warm through and golden.

This macaroni cheese made with three cheeses is extra cheesy, easy to prepare in one dish on FullSteam and finished under the grill. The cook and the kids will be happy!


In a large ceramic or glass baking dish place the butter, onion and garlic. Place the dish in the oven, select FullSteam 100°C and cook for 3 minutes.

Remove the dish from the oven. Add macaroni, cream, milk, stock, cheeses, nutmeg, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper. Stir carefully to combine all ingredients. Return the dish to the oven, select FullSteam 100°C and cook uncovered for 25 minutes.

Remove the dish from oven and stir the macaroni well. Check the pasta is cooked, the macaroni may require more cooking time, see note. All liquid should be absorbed by the pasta, with some moisture still present. Flatten out the macaroni with the back of a spoon.

Remove excess moisture from the oven and then select Grill large area 275°C. Mix extra cheese and breadcrumbs and sprinkle on top of the macaroni cheese. Return the macaroni cheese to the oven and grill until macaroni cheese is golden brown.


This recipe is prepared with NEFF’s FullSteam and Grill. |We use Australian tablespoons and cups: 1 teaspoon equals 5 ml; 1 tablespoon equals 20 ml; 1 cup equals 250 ml. | All herbs are fresh (unless specified) and cups are lightly packed. | All vegetables are medium size and peeled, unless specified. | All eggs are 55–60 g, unless specified.

Authors Bio:

As a trained Home Economist and Chef, Fransje knows that good cooking comes from confidence in the kitchen. With 27 years of industry experience, Fransje can help you decode the appliance manual and share some delicious dishes.

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