Crab mac and cheese

Crab, mac and cheese

By , 03 January 2017
Crab, mac and cheese
  • Ready in: 45 mins
  • Serves: 1
  • Price: 99p per serving
Nutritional Info
Each 350g serving contains
  • Energy 9500KJ 795KCAL
  • Fat high
  • Saturates high
  • Sugars low
  • Salt med
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 950kJ/227kcal.
  • 100g macaroni
  • ½ onion, finely diced
  • 1 garlic clove, sliced
  • Pinch of dried chilli flakes
  • Squirt of English mustard
  • 1tsp butter
  • 1tsp plain flour
  • 100ml milk
  • Handful mature cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1tbsp crab (tinned)
  • 1tsp olive oil
  • Preheat your oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5.

  • Bring a pot of salted water to the boil and cook the macaroni al dente.

  • Meanwhile, in a saucepan, gently fry the onions over a medium heat in the olive oil. After a few minutes, when they start to go translucent, add the chopped garlic and continue to fry until the garlic starts to brown. Then add the dried chilli flakes and a squirt of mustard, stir and then add the butter. As soon as the butter melts, add the flour and stir until the flour has disappeared.

  • At this point add the milk very slowly, bit by bit, while continuing to stir.

  • Once you have a thick sauce, remove from the heat and stir in the cheese. Taste and season if required.

  • Next, add the crab and macaroni to the sauce, stir, and transfer to a lightly greased oven-proof dish. Cook for 30 minutes and enjoy on a cold winter’s day!