Mustardy Mac and Cheese

3 March 2023 — Dinner, Lunch

Mustardy Mac and Cheese


225g macaroni pasta

Pinch salt

250g tenderstem broccoli, cut into 1 inch pieces

50g butter

50g plain flour

475ml milk

225g Pong’s Extraordinary… Cheddar, grated

3 generous tbsp Tracklements Sweet Mustard Ketchup

Salt and pepper

Handful of breadcrumbs

How to make it

We’re keen as mustard on this Mustardy Mac and Cheese. Always use a strong cheese when making mac and cheese, we’ve gone for Pong’s Extraordinary… Cheddar with a crunchy texture and deep flavour.

  • Pre-heat oven to 200°C/400°F/gas mark 6
  • Cook pasta in slightly salted water, reducing the cook time stated on the pack by 5 mins
  • Add the broccoli about 4 mins before the end of the reduced cook time
  • Reserve half a mug of the hot water before draining the pasta
  • Melt butter in a pan
  • Stir in flour and cook (whilst stirring) for around 4-5 mins to lose any raw flour taste
  • Add the milk and continue stirring until the sauce is smooth and thick, this should take at least 4 mins
  • Stir in the Cheddar until melted and then add the Sweet Mustard Ketchup and reserved pasta water
  • Season to taste
  • Pour the sauce over the cooked, drained pasta and broccoli
  • Pour into a suitable baking dish, sprinkle with the breadcrumbs and bake in the oven for 25-30 mins until golden brown and bubbling

Recipe courtesy of Tracklements

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