Courgette Mac And Cheese Recipe With Garlic Sourdough Crumbs

Courgette mac ‘n’ cheese with garlic sourdough crumbs

  • serves 6
  • Easy

In the US, mac ‘n’ cheese often, on a menu, has its own heading with a choice of flavourings. Courgette and garlicky crumbs get our vote. This recipe is easy but super comforting.

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In the US, mac and cheese often, on a menu, has its own heading with a choice of flavourings. Courgette and garlicky crumbs get our vote. This macaroni and cheese recipe is easy but super comforting.

Ingredients

  • macaroni 300g
  • spring onions 1 bunch, finely chopped, including the green parts
  • garlic 1 clove, crushed
  • butter 50g, plus a knob
  • courgettes 3, grated
  • chilli flakes a pinch 
  • plain flour 60g
  • whole milk 800ml
  • parmesan, Grana padano (or veggie alternative) 25g, finely grated
  • strong cheddar 100g, grated
  • gruyère 100g, grated
  • Dijon mustard 1 tbsp

Garlic crumbs

  • 
olive oil
  • garlic ½ clove, crushed
  • sourdough 1/4 loaf, crusts cut off and pulsed into rough breadcrumbs

Method

  • Step 1

    Cook the pasta until al dente, then rinse under cold water and drain well. Cook the spring onions and garlic in a knob of butter until soft then add the courgette and chilli and cook for 5-6 minutes until softened. Take off the heat.

  • Step 2

    Melt the butter in a saucepan. Stir in the flour to make a smooth paste and cook for 2 minutes. Stir the milk into the flour and butter until you get a smooth sauce. Bring to a gentle simmer, cook for a few minutes then take off the heat and stir in half the parmesan, all the other cheeses, the mustard and season. Stir in the macaroni.

  • Step 3

    Tip half the cheesy mac into an ovenproof dish. Add the courgette mix then top with the rest of the mac.

  • Step 4

    To make the crumbs, mix 1 tbsp olive oil with the garlic. Toss with the sourdough crumbs and the rest of the parmesan. Scatter over the top of the mac and cheese.

  • Step 5

    Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6 and cook for around 25-30 minutes until golden, crunchy and piping hot.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 609
  • Fat 29.1g
  • Saturates 16.6g
  • Carbs 59.3g
  • Fibre 3.8g
  • Protein 25.4g
  • Salt 1.5g
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