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Macaroni & Double Cheese

Macaroni & Double Cheese

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Gary Pollard

Gary Pollard

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"A twist on the classic dish - the vegetables will help towards your 5-a-day!"
Difficulty
Easy 👌
Preparation
20 min
Baking
25 min
Resting
0 min

Ingredients

2Servings
100 g
macaroni
½
cauliflower
½
broccoli
25 g
butter
25 g
flour
½ tsp
cayenne pepper
300 ml
milk
½ tsp
Dijon mustard
37½ g
extra mature cheese
25 g
blue cheese
2
tomatoes
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

    • 100 g macaroni
    • pan

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

  • Step 4/ 13

    • ½ cauliflower
    • ½ 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

    • 25 g butter
    • 25 g flour
    • ½ 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

    • 300 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

    • ½ tsp Dijon mustard

    Add the mustard and season.

  • Step 9/ 13

    Remove from the heat.

  • Step 10/ 13

    • 37½ g extra mature cheese
    • 25 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

    • tbsp water
    • ovenproof pot

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

  • Step 12/ 13

    • 2 tomatoes

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

  • Step 13/ 13

    Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden.

  • Enjoy your meal!

    Macaroni & Double Cheese

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