Mac And Cheese Pots Recipe

Mac and cheese pots

  • serves 4
  • Easy

The ultimate comfort food for a gloomy day. These mini mac 'n' cheese pots are full of the gooey-deliciousness of cheddar, gruyère and grana padano, baked for a crispy top. Use veggie cheese instead if required.

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Ingredients

  • butter 30g
  • plain flour 30g
  • milk 850ml
  • garlic 1 clove, halved
  • Dijon mustard 1 tsp
  • mature cheddar 200g, grated
  • gruyère 100g, grated
  • grana padano or parmesan 50g, grated
  • macaroni 250g

Method

  • Step 1

    Melt the butter in a pan then stir in the flour. Keep cooking and stirring for 3 minutes then gradually whisk in the milk to give a smooth sauce.

  • Step 2

    Add the garlic, simmer for 4 minutes, then fish out.

  • Step 3

    Add the mustard, cheddar, gruyère, half the grana padano or parmesan and stir until melted. Season.

  • Step 4

    Heat the oven to 220c/fan 200c/gas 7. Cook the macaroni until just al dente then rinse under cold water and drain well. Mix with the sauce and divide between 4 ovenproof dishes.

  • Step 5

    Scatter over the remaining grana padano or parmesan, then bake for about 15 minutes until golden and bubbling (flash under the grill for a minute if needed).

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 763
  • Fat 40.6g
  • Saturates 24.7g
  • Carbs 63.7g
  • Fibre 2.2g
  • Protein 39.7g
  • Salt 2.04g
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