Macaroni cheese on plate and in dish

Lactose-free macaroni cheese

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  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Enjoy a lactose-free version of macaroni cheese. The ultimate comfort food on cold winter nights, it's sure to be a hit with the whole family

Nutrition: Per serving


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 500ml lactose-free milk
  • 125g Parmigiano-Reggiano finely grated
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 250g elbow macaroni or short pasta
  • 3 tbsp dried breadcrumbs
  • pinch of paprika or cayenne pepper


  • STEP 1

    Whisk the olive oil and flour together in a saucepan until smooth, then warm over a medium heat until lightly golden and thickened slightly. Add the milk a splash at a time, whisking continually, until a smooth white sauce forms. Cook for 2 mins more until thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Stir in 100g of the Parmigiano-Reggiano and the Dijon mustard, then cook for another 1-2 mins until melted. Season well.

  • STEP 2

    Meanwhile, cook the pasta for 8-10 mins until al dente. Drain well and stir into the cheese sauce. Tip into a baking dish and heat the grill to medium. Toss together the breadcrumbs, paprika or cayenne and the remaining Parmigiano-Reggiano, then scatter over the top of the macaroni cheese. Grill for 5-8 mins until the top is crispy and golden. Serve with a sharply dressed green salad.

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