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Master This Gordon Ramsay Mac and Cheese Recipe for a Creamy and Decadent Dish

Milla Sigaba
Mar 22, 2024
10:14 A.M.
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Macaroni and cheese is a beloved dish worldwide, but Gordon Ramsay's version takes it to an unparalleled level of flavor and sophistication. Let's dive into the ingredients and steps needed to recreate this masterpiece in your kitchen.

Who doesn't love a good mac and cheese? It's a classic comfort food that brings warmth and joy to any meal. But when the recipe comes from none other than the culinary maestro himself, you know you're in for something special.

This Gordon Ramsay mac and cheese recipe is not just any mac and cheese. It's a rich, creamy, and utterly decadent dish that promises to elevate your culinary experience to new heights. Continue reading to discover the secrets to creating a mouthwatering dish that will leave everyone asking for seconds.

Crafting the Ultimate Comfort Dish: Gordon Ramsay Mac and Cheese Recipe


  • 1 pound Macaroni
  • 8 tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 2 cups Cheddar (shredded)
  • 4 cups Whole Milk
  • ½ tablespoon Mustard Paste
  • ½ cup Breadcrumbs
  • 2 teaspoons Kosher Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Cayenne Pepper
  • ½ teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper


1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (about 200°C).

2. Begin by warming up a large pot over medium heat.

3. Gently pour the milk into the pot, and then introduce the macaroni. This unconventional approach of cooking pasta directly in milk adds a depth of creaminess right from the start.

4. Simmer on low heat for about 10 minutes, ensuring the pasta becomes perfectly al dente.

5. After the pasta has absorbed the milk and cooked through, remove the pot from the heat.

6. Add the unsalted butter, shredded cheddar cheese, kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper, a dash of cayenne pepper for a hint of spice, and the mustard paste for an unexpected tang. Stir the mixture thoroughly until each macaroni is coated in the creamy, cheesy sauce.

7. To add textural contrast to the creamy base, toast the breadcrumbs in a separate pan over medium heat.

8. Melt some butter and add to the breadcrumbs, cooking them until they're golden and crispy — roughly 5 minutes.

9. Transfer the macaroni mixture into a baking dish, creating an even layer.

11. Bake the dish in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the top is bubbling and golden brown. Allow to cool and enjoy.

By following this guide on perfecting Gordon Ramsay's mac and cheese recipe, you would've learned not just to make a dish, but to create a culinary masterpiece that's sure to impress, as each bite is a blend of creamy cheese, spicy undertones, and crunchy breadcrumbs.

Now that you've mastered this recipe, why not continue your culinary journey? Enjoy our next article on the perfect Zucchette pasta recipe and expand your repertoire with another delicious, chef-inspired creation. Happy cooking!

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