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Macaroni & Double Cheese

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“A twist on the classic dish - the vegetables will help towards your 5-a-day!”

Difficulty

Easy 👌
20
min.
Preparation
25
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-4+
200 g macaroni
cauliflower
broccoli
50 g butter
50 g flour
1 tsp cayenne pepper
600 ml milk
1 tsp Dijon mustard
75 g extra mature cheese
50 g blue cheese
tomatoes
3 tbsp water
salt
pepper

Utensils

  • oven
  • ovenproof dish
  • aluminum foil
  • pan
  • ovenproof pot
  • Step 1/13

    • oven

    Preheat the oven to 190 / 170 (Fan) / Gas Mark 5

  • Step 2/13

    • ovenproof dish
    • aluminum foil

    Grease an ovenproof dish and a sheet of foil large enough to cover it.

  • Step 3/13

    • 200 g macaroni
    • pan

    Add the macaroni to a large pan of boiling water and boil for around 4 minutes. Drain

  • Step 4/13

    • cauliflower
    • broccoli

    Add the cauliflower and broccoli (both cut into florets) to a large pan boiling water and boil for 4 minutes. Then drain.

  • Step 5/13

    • 50 g butter
    • 50 g flour
    • 1 tsp cayenne pepper

    Melt the butter in a pan. Stir in the flour and cayenne pepper and cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until it forms a paste.

  • Step 6/13

    • 600 ml milk

    Take the pan off the heat and gradually whisk in the milk.

  • Step 7/13

    Return to the heat and bring to the boil, whisking until the sauce has thickened.

  • Step 8/13

    • 1 tsp Dijon mustard

    Add the mustard and season.

  • Step 9/13

    Remove from the heat.

  • Step 10/13

    • 75 g extra mature cheese
    • 50 g blue cheese

    Set aside about a quarter of the cheese (grated). Add the remaining mature cheese, plus the blue cheese (crumbled) and stir until melted.

  • Step 11/13

    • 3 tbsp water
    • ovenproof pot

    Combine the vegetables, sauce and pasta with the water, then place in an ovenproof dish.

  • Step 12/13

    • tomatoes

    Slice the tomatoes and place on top then cover with the remaining cheese.

  • Step 13/13

    Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden.

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