A casserole dish serving macaroni & smoked haddock bake

Truffled macaroni & smoked haddock bake

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(2 ratings)

Prep: 25 mins Cook: 1 hr

Easy

Serves 4

Take pasta bake to new heights with this moreish macaroni and smoked haddock dish. It can be assembled in advance and finished in the oven the next day

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal701
  • fat31g
  • saturates17g
  • carbs63g
  • sugars9g
  • fibre4g
  • protein39g
  • salt2g
Save to My Good Food
Please sign in or register to save recipes.

Ingredients

    For the macaroni

    • 250g macaroni
    • 1 tsp olive oil
      olive oil

      Olive oil

      ol-iv oyl

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

    • 1 small onion, finely chopped
      Onion

      Onion

      un-yun

      Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

    • 500ml milk

      Milk

      mill-k

      One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

    • 300g smoked haddock
      Haddock

      Haddock

      haad-dok

      A white-fleshed salt water fish often compared with cod in flavour and texture. Found on the…

    • 1 tbsp truffle oil
    • 50g soft butter, plus extra for the dish
      Butter

      Butter

      butt-err

      Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

    • 25g plain flour
    • 100g Gruyère, coarsely grated
      Gruyère

      Gruyère

      groo-ee-yeah

      Gruyère is an undoubted pinnacle of traditional Swiss cheese-making, a culinary masterpiece as…

    For the breadcrumbs

    • 50g white breadcrumbs
    • small pack parsley, leaves picked
      Parsley

      Parsley

      par-slee

      One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

    • small thyme sprig, leaves picked
    • small pack tarragon, leaves picked
      Tarragon

      Tarragon

      ta-ra-gon

      A popular and versatile herb, tarragon has an intense flavour that's a unique mix of sweet…

    • 1 garlic clove, roughly chopped
    • small piece of butter
      Butter

      Butter

      butt-err

      Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

    • drizzle of truffle oil, plus extra to serve

    Method

    1. Blend together all the ingredients for the breadcrumbs in a food processor until roughly chopped, season, then set aside. Boil the macaroni 1 min less than the time on the pack, drain, toss in the olive oil and set aside.

    2. Tip the onion, milk and the smoked haddock into a pan and season. Simmer gently for 10 mins, then remove the haddock. Flake the flesh and drizzle with the truffle oil and set aside.

    3. Mix the butter and flour together to make a paste. Over a low heat, whisk the paste into the hot milk and bring to the boil, stirring all the time. Remove from the heat and add half the grated cheese and stir well.

    4. Take the pan off the heat, tip the pasta into the sauce and mix well, then fold through the haddock and season with ground black pepper. The sauce may seem a little thin, but it’ll thicken as it cooks. Butter a large ovenproof dish and tip in all the macaroni (I like it piled high), then finish by scattering over the rest of the cheese and most of the breadcrumbs. This can be prepared a day ahead, covered and kept in the fridge.

    5. To cook, heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Bake for 20 mins until bubbling and sprinkle with the rest of the breadcrumbs. Bake for 5 mins more, then drizzle a little more truffle oil on top, and scatter some extra herbs, if you like.

    You may also like

    Ads by Google

    Comments, questions and tips

    Sign in or create your My Good Food account to join the discussion.
    catie74
    22nd Sep, 2017
    Needs more cheese than the 100g but otherwise a winner with kids and adults in our family
    Be the first to ask a question about this recipe...Unsure about the cooking time or want to swap an ingredient? Ask us your questions and we’ll try and help you as soon as possible. Or if you want to offer a solution to another user’s question, feel free to get involved...
    Be the first to suggest a tip for this recipe...Got your own twist on this recipe? Or do you have suggestions for possible swaps and additions? We’d love to hear your ideas.