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Macaroni and cheese is an ideal recipe for children to make due to its simplicity and the opportunity it offers for young cooks to learn basic kitchen skills. The recipe typically requires just a few straightforward steps: boiling pasta, preparing a cheese sauce, and combining the two. This process teaches children important cooking techniques such as measuring ingredients, timing the pasta to achieve the perfect texture, and safely managing heat while making the sauce.

Moreover, mac and cheese is highly adaptable and forgiving, making it perfect for young chefs who are experimenting. Kids can add their favourite ingredients like ham, peas, or breadcrumbs, allowing them to customise the dish to their tastes and encouraging creativity in the kitchen. The quick and satisfying results boost their confidence and can help foster a lifelong interest in cooking. Additionally, because it's a beloved dish, children are motivated to engage in the cooking process, making it a fun and educational activity.

Recipe: 5-Minute Mac and Cheese


  • 225g cooked macaroni pasta
  • 2 cups Mild shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper

A wide variety of quality ingredients are available from Arkadia supermarkets in Malta and Gozo, including Arkadia FoodExpress Swatar and Arkadia Food Market Valletta.


1. Combine the cooked pasta, shredded cheese, milk, salt, and pepper in a microwave-safe bowl and stir to mix.

2. Cover the bowl with a plastic wrap and microwave for 3 minutes. Stir, and continue to microwave for 2 more minutes.

3. Stir until creamy and smooth. Serve immediately.

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