Macaroni cheese with mushrooms

Macaroni cheese with mushrooms

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(6 ratings)

Ready in 20-25 mins

Easy

Serves 2
A lighter dish than the original, simple to make and very cheap, perfect for students.

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition:

  • kcal619
  • fat26g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs85g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre8g
  • protein17g
  • salt0.3g
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Ingredients

  • 200g macaroni
  • 2 leeks

    Leek

    lee-k

    Like garlic and onion, leeks are a member of the allium family, but have their own distinct…

  • 6 mushrooms (closed cap are cheap)

    Mushroom

    mush-room

    The mushroom is a fungus which comes in a wide range of varieties that belong to two distinct…

  • 4 tomatoes

    Tomato

    toe-mart-oh

    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 x mini Le roulé garlic and herb soft cheese

Method

  1. Fill a large sauté pan with boiling water. Tip in the macaroni and cook according to the pack instructions. (It may take slightly longer than suggested). Meanwhile, trim, wash and slice the leeks, quarter the mushrooms and roughly chop the tomatoes.

  2. Drain the pasta and keep warm. Heat the oil in the pan. Add the leeks and mushrooms and fry for 4-6 mins until the leeks are tender. Toss in the tomatoes at the last minute. Season with salt if you want to and black pepper. Stir in the macaroni and let it warm through, then crumble the cheese over.

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Comments (5)

Jilldo's picture

Dishlicous, added sundried tomatoes and put breadcrumbs and cheddar on the top and grilled. Served with chips.

starbucksluvver's picture

not my favourite i'm afraid. I found it all tasted bland and looked a mess !

dancingbunny's picture
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It wasn't really as comforting and tasy as normal macaroni and cheese. It was way too leeky and the Roule didn't quite go with it. We only ate it because it was too late by then to start making something else, but overall it was the most un-comforting macaroni and cheese we've ever had, and won't be making it again.

katycooks's picture
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Yummy comfort food! Admittedly, I did a variation by omitting the leeks, adding the bacon and using Shropshire blue cheese. But the result was extremely tasty!

eleanormayo's picture
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I added roasted peppers instead of cherry tomatoes. Was a good, speedy dish and a lot healthier than regular macaroni cheese.

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