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A pan and serving dish both filled with 3-veg mac 'n' cheese

3-veg mac 'n' cheese

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  • Preparation and cooking time
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  • Easy
  • Serves 2 adults + 2 children

Sneak vegetables into macaroni cheese, a popular family meal that becomes even more nourishing for kids with the addition of butternut squash, leeks and peas

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: Per serving (4 average portions)
NutrientUnit
kcal680
fat31g
saturates19g
carbs69g
sugars12g
fibre7g
protein29g
salt1.25g
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Ingredients

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Put the butternut squash in a steamer over boiling water. Steam for around 15-20 mins or until tender. Drain and then blitz in a food processor until smooth.

  • STEP 2

    Cook the pasta according to the pack instructions.

  • STEP 3

    Heat the butter in a medium saucepan, add the leek and cook for 2 mins. Stir in the flour and cook for 1-2 mins more. Take the pan off the heat and gradually whisk in the milk. Return to the heat and bring to the boil, stirring all the time. Simmer for 5 mins. Stir in the peas and bring back to a simmer. Take the pan off the heat and stir in the butternut squash, then 125g cheese.

  • STEP 4

    Stir the pasta into the sauce and transfer to an ovenproof dish. Sprinkle over the remaining cheese and the breadcrumbs. Bake for 20 mins or until golden and bubbling.

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Rating: 4 out of 5.63 ratings
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