Schmancy Macaroni CheeseLike Mac Cheese, But Fancier!

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…

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!

serves
6
time needed
prep cook
ingredients
14
difficulty
Easy
rating (click to rate)
3.7 based on 14 ratings, click to rate

Ingredients

  • 300 grams Macaroni cooked
  • 180 grams Cherry Tomatoes 1 punnet
  • 180 grams Baby Spinach
  • 4 Shallots finely chopped
  • 250 grams Ham diced
  • 1 cup Breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup Cheese grated

Sauce

  • 80 grams Butter
  • 1 1/2 cups Milk
  • 3 tbsp Flour
  • 1 cup Cheese grated
  • 1 tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 tbsp Seeded Mustard


Method

  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.

Notes

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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