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‘There are veggies in your macaroni cheese?!’ macaroni cheese – Thermomix recipe

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‘There are veggies in your macaroni cheese?!’ macaroni cheese – Thermomix recipe

It’s the ultimate comfort food, isn’t it?

Very quick to throw together, everyone loves it and now includes a serving of hidden vegetables to give those picky eaters a few good nutrients.

And believe it or not, it looks exactly the same as a standard macaroni cheese – yet it has 3 healthy veggies hidden in it and I personally think it tastes even better than regular mac’n’cheese!

Enjoy!


 

Serves 4

Active time: 10 minutes – Total time: 50 minutes.

Ingredients:

  • 250g cheddar cheese
  • 70g parmesan cheese
  • 100g cauliflower florets
  • 100g carrots
  • 50g leeks
  • 1 courgette
  • 350g macaroni (or pasta of your choice)
  • 500ml milk
  • 40g salted butter
  • 60g plain flour
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1tsp Dijon mustard
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 50g breadcrumbs

Let’s go…

  1. Pre heat your oven to 200C.
  2. Add 250g cheddar cheese into the mixing bowl. Grate for 10 seconds / speed 8. Set aside.
  3. Repeat with 70g parmesan cheese. Set aside separately.
  4. Add 1 litre water to the mixing bowl. Warm for 10 minutes / 120C / speed low.
  5. In the meantime, chop 100g carrots, 50g leeks, 1 courgette and 100g cauliflower. Place all the vegetables in the Varoma tray.
  6. Add 350g pasta to the boiling water, together with a pinch of salt. Put the Varoma tray in place and cook for 10 minutes (or 2 minutes less than stated in the pack) / Varoma / Low speed, reverse enabled.
  7. Drain the macaroni and set aside.
  8. Pour the vegetables into the mixing bowl and blend for 20 seconds / speed 5.
  9. Stir the vegetable puree in with the macaroni.
  10. Give your bowl a quick rinse.
  11. Add 500g milk, 40g butter, 60g plain flour, salt & pepper to taste to the mixing bowl. Cook for 8 minutes / 90C / speed 4. That’s your bechamel sauce (aka white sauce).
  12. Add reserved cheddar cheese, 1 tsp Dijon mustard and salt & pepper to taste to make it a cheese sauce. Cook for 1 minute / 90C / Speed low.
  13. Pour sauce over the and stir through. You can serve now or pour into an ovenproof dish.
  14. Scatter over 50g breadcrumbs and 70g grated parmesan, then bake for 20 mins until crisp and golden.

Delicious. Bon appetit x

 

 

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