Macaroni cheese

Suitable for vegetarians


A quick family meal everyone will love. This macaroni cheese is packed full of calcium


Ingredients - Serves 4 Adults

  • 180g / 6oz. of quick-cooking macaroni
  • 25g / 1oz. of low-fat margarine
  • 25g / 1oz. of plain flour
  • 425ml / ¾ pint of semi-skimmed milk
  • 100g / 4oz. of grated low-fat cheese. 50g / 2oz. for sauce, 50g / 2oz. for topping
  • 50g / 2oz. of brown breadcrumbs

Method

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C / 350°F / Gas Mark 4
  2. Cook macaroni in lightly salted boiling water and drain

To make cheese sauce:

  1. Melt the margarine in a saucepan
  2. Add flour and cook over a low heat for 1 minute, stirring all the time
  3. Remove from the heat and cool slightly
  4. Add the milk, salt and pepper beating all the time
  5. Return to the heat and bring to the boil. Keep stirring
  6. Reduce heat and cook slowly for 5 minutes
  7. Add the grated cheese around 2 minutes before serving

Final Preparation:

  1. Add cooked macaroni to cheese sauce and pour into a large pie dish
  2. Top with grated cheese and breadcrumbs
  3. Bake in the pre-heated oven for 20 minutes

Serving Suggestions

Serve with tossed green salad

About this Recipe

This recipe is adapted from 101+ Square Meals

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Macaroni cheese

Serves

4 Adults

4 Adults

Preparation Time

10 Minutes

10 Minutes

Cooking Time

20 Minutes

20 Minutes

Cost

Low

Low

Utensils Needed

Casserole Dish, Saucepan, Wooden Spoon

Casserole DishSaucepanWooden Spoon
1/4 of the recipe contains
Energy
1565kj
372kcal
19%
Fat
12.1g
17%
Saturates
4.8g
24%
Sugars
6.6g
7%
Salt
0.8g
13%
of an adult's reference intake
Nutrition Information
Typical ValuesPer 100gPer Portion (270g)
Energy580Kj 1565Kj
138Kcal 372Kcal
Fat4.5g 12.1g
(of which saturates)1.8g 4.8g
Carbohydrate16.7g 45g
(of which sugars)2.4g 6.6g
Fibre1.1g 3g
Protein7.2g 19.4g
Salt0.3g 0.8g

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