Mac-and-cheese

Mac and cheese

Grated cheese and breadcrumbs make a tasty, crispy topping

By , 24 September 2018

(10 votes)

Mac and cheese
  • 35 Mins

  • Serves: 2

  • Price: 62p per serving

Nutritional Info
Each 445g serving contains
  • Energy

    2700KJ

    645KCAL

    32%
  • Fat

    16.9g

    med

    24%
  • Saturates

    9.8g

    high

    49%
  • Sugars

    8.5g

    low

    9%
  • Salt

    0.80g

    low

    13%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 607kJ/145kcal.
Ingredients
  • 200g dried macaroni
  • 100g broccoli florets, chopped into small pieces
  • 15g unsalted butter
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 15g plain flour
  • 1tsp coarse-grain mustard
  • 200ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 60g Asda 30% Less Fat Mild Grated British Cheese
  • 15g fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1tbsp chopped thyme
Method
  • Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6.

  • Cook the macaroni in boiling water until almost tender. Add the broccoli and cook for 2 mins. Drain well.

  • Melt the butter in a pan, add the garlic and cook for 2 mins. Stir in the flour and cook for 1 min, stirring constantly, until browned.

  • Add the mustard and slowly whisk in the milk. Heat until thickened. Season with black pepper.

  • Turn off the heat and stir in 50g of the cheese, the macaroni and broccoli. Divide between 2 small ovenproof pans or baking dishes.

  • Mix the breadcrumbs and remaining cheese together and sprinkle over the macaroni. Bake for 15-20 mins until golden brown and bubbling. Sprinkle with black pepper and the thyme to serve.