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Microwave macaroni cheese

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
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  • Easy
  • Serves 2

Want a comforting macaroni cheese quickly, without too many pots and pans to wash up afterwards? Look to your microwave - and our three-cheese recipe...

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: Per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal665
fat31g
saturates19g
carbs65g
sugars6g
fibre4g
protein30g
salt1.5g
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Ingredients

  • 150g macaroni or spirali pasta
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • 185ml milk
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 45g mature gruyère, grated
  • 45g extra mature cheddar, grated
  • 2 tbsp parmesan, grated
  • 15g unsalted butter

Method

  • STEP 1

    Put the pasta in a ceramic or glass microwavable bowl. Pour over 700ml boiling water and cook for 2 mins on high; stir and repeat twice more (6 mins in total). Drain the pasta and return it to the bowl.

  • STEP 2

    Put the cornflour and 1 tbsp milk into a jug and stir to make a paste. Add the remaining milk and mix well. Pour over the pasta.

  • STEP 3

    Mix in the mustard, along with the grated gruyère and cheddar, and stir well. You can cook the pasta in the same bowl or tip it into a microwavable serving dish.

  • STEP 4

    Cook on high for 5 mins, stirring halfway through. Sprinkle over the parmesan and dot with small pieces of butter. Cook for a further 2 mins, then serve with a good grating of black pepper, if you like.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, September 2022

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