Mustard Mac And Cheese Recipe With Pastrami and Crumbs

mustard mac ‘n’ cheese with pastrami and crumbs

  • serves 4
  • Easy

A fun twist on the American classic mac ‘n’ cheese. Pastrami and spring onions are baked with the macaroni and there is a great crunchy, golden breadcrumb topping.

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Ingredients

  • semi-skimmed milk 800ml
  • spring onions greens separated, greens sliced
  • macaroni 300g
  • butter 50g
  • plain flour 60g
  • parmesan 25g, finely grated
  • hard cheeses and gruyère are great)
  • English mustard 1 tbsp
  • pastrami 100g, cut into strips
  • breadcrumbs 4 heaped tbsp

Method

  • Step 1

    Put the milk and spring onion whites in a pan together. Bring the milk to just below boiling point, then turn off and leave to infuse while you cook the pasta.

  • Step 2

    Cook the macaroni until al dente, then drain well.Melt the butter in a big saucepan. Stir in the flour to make a smooth paste and cook for a couple of minutes. Strain out and discard the onion from the milk, then very gradually stir the milk into the flour and butter until you get a smooth sauce. Bring to a gentle simmer and cook for a few minutes until nicely thickened, then take off the heat and stir in half the parmesan, the other cheeses, the mustard and seasoning.

  • Step 3

    Stir in the macaroni, pastrami and spring onion greens and tip everything into an ovenproof dish. Scatter with the remaining parmesan and breadcrumbs, plus a little more salt. When you’re ready to bake, heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6 and cook for 25-30 minutes until golden, crunchy and piping hot.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 859
  • Fat 36g
  • Carbs 90.3g
  • Fibre 4.1g
  • Protein 41.5g
  • Salt 2.9g
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