Wednesday, 14 August 2013

mid week recipe (macaroni cheese)

After I've been at work all day the last thing I want to do is be a slave to the kitchen! This recipe is really simple and makes a satisfying meal in about 30 mins. You can halve the recipe for two people but if your hungry go for the full recipe, you wont waste any! I've added one tin of drained tuna and chopped cherry tomatoes before but last night chose ham and slices of tomato on top, yummy.


  • 350g macaroni pasta
  • 40g sunflower spread
  • 40g plain flour
  • 500ml milk
  • 1 tsp English mustard
  • 150g Cheddar cheese, grated
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • Method

    1. Bring a large pan of lightly salted water to the boil, add the pasta and cook for 10-12 minutes - until just tender (or follow pack instructions). Drain well.
    2. Meanwhile, melt the spread in a pan and stir in the flour, cook for 1 minute stirring, then add the milk, whisking as you do so. Cook stirring until you have a smooth thickened sauce. Beat in the mustard and half of the cheese.
    3. Pour the sauce over the drained pasta and mix well. Spoon into a large heatproof serving dish (or individual dishes) and sprinkle remaining cheese over the top.
    4. Grill under a medium heat for 2-3 minutes until cheese melts and is bubbling


    Angel Jem said...

    We sometimes add a jar of tomato pasta sauce to make it even tastier. My eldest dislikes just cheesy sauce.

    eight by six said...

    that sounds great I might try that next time

    hausfrau said...

    Of late I've been making Jamie's version which adds cauliflower to the mix, doesn't require making a white sauce and sprinkles blitzed bacon and breadcrumbs on top - highly recommended: even my vegetable refuser eats it!

    eight by six said...

    now that I have to try, thanks for the tip x