Schmancy Macaroni Cheese

Schmancy Macaroni Cheese


Servings 6
Time Needed Prep
Ingredients 14
Difficulty Easy

Rating (click to rate)

3.7 based on 15 ratings.


  • 300 g Macaroni cooked
  • 180 g Cherry Tomatoes 1 punnet
  • 180 g Baby Spinach
  • 4 Shallots finely chopped
  • 250 g Ham diced
  • 1 cup Breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup Cheese grated
  • Sauce
  • 80 g Butter
  • 1.5 cups Milk
  • 3 tbsp Flour
  • 1 cup Cheese grated
  • 1 tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 tbsp Seeded Mustard

Nutrition Information

Qty per
112g serve
Qty per
Energy 1810cal 1617cal
Protein 19.7g 17.6g
Fat (total) 23g 21g
 - saturated 13.7g 12.3g
Carbohydrate 23g 21g
 - sugars 0.79g 0.71g
Dietary Fibre 3.01g 2.69g
Sodium 472mg 421mg

Nutritional information does not include the following ingredients: Cherry tomatoes, Baby spinach, Ham, , Butter

Please Note - Nutritional information is provided as a guide only and may not be accurate.

Schmancy Macaroni Cheese

Macaroni Cheese can be a bit boring but rest assured this one is Schmancy, super delish & easy to whip up in no time! It has a bit more ‘grunt’ than the standard macaroni and cheese, so the grown up’s in the room won’t complain!


  1. Melt butter in saucepan and add flour and whisk. Cook for 2 minutes stirring and whisking. Slowly add milk and stir with whisk over medium heat. Keep whisking for 3 minutes until sauce starts to thicken. Add cheese and mustard and stir through.

  2. Mix sauce into the macaroni, stir through spinach, shallots, ham and tomatoes and pour into a greased pie dish.  Top with breadcrumbs and cheese and bake for 25 minutes at 180 degrees until golden brown.

Recipe Hints and Tips:

  •  Schmancy Macaroni Cheese is not suitable for freezing.  It may be kept sealed in an air tight container in the fridge for up to three days.
  • For a vegetarian version, feel free to leave out the ham.
  • We also have a recipe for a more traditional Macaroni Cheese.

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