Macaroni cheese

Macaroni cheese

This family favourite is quick and easy to make. Serve as a simple supper with a mixed salad.

By , 21 September 2015

(7 votes)

Macaroni cheese
  • 1 Hour
  • Serves: 6
  • Price: 41p per serving
Nutritional Info
Each 254g serving contains
  • Energy

    1252KJ

    299KCAL

    15%
  • Fat

    12.5g

    med

    18%
  • Saturates

    7.5g

    high

    38%
  • Sugars

    4.8g

    low

    5%
  • Salt

    0.7g

    low

    12%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 493kJ/118kcal.
Ingredients
  • 100g frozen peas, thawed
  • 175g macaroni or other short-cut pasta
  • 175g mature Cheddar
  • 525ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 2 level tbsp cornflour
  • 1/2 tsp English mustard powder
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
Method
  • First, put the peas out to thaw. Now turn on the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6.

  • Heat a large pan of water until boiling. Add the macaroni, stir once, then return to the boil and simmer fast for 10 mins.

  • Drain the pasta in a colander. Put it into a large bowl with the defrosted peas.

  • Grate the cheese onto the chopping board. Mix in with the pasta and peas. Turn into an ovenproof dish.

  • Measure out the cornflour, mustard and cayenne into a small bowl. Add a little milk and mix to a smooth paste. Add the rest of the milk and stir until evenly mixed.

  • Pour over the pasta mixture. Cook in the oven for 40 mins until the top is nicely browned.