Macaroni cheese

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Serves: 14 (approximately 200g serve)

Category: Savoury Meals

Ingredients

  • 500g macaroni pasta, uncooked
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 brown onion, finely diced
  • 100g rindless bacon, fat removed, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 100g polyunsaturated margarine
  • 70g plain flour
  • 20g Dijon mustard
  • 6 cups reduced fat milk
  • 200g reduced fat tasty cheese, grated
  • 1 cup frozen peas

Method

  1. Bring a large pot of water to the boil, add pasta, cook according to packet instructions, drain
  2. Heat olive oil in a large pan, add onion, bacon and garlic, cook for 2 mins until onion softens
  3. In a separate pan melt margarine over a medium heat, add flour, cook for 2 minutes, stirring continuously
  4. Remove from heat, stir through mustard. Gradually add milk, stirring continuously until smooth, return to a medium heat, cook stirring until sauce thickens and starts to bubble
  5. Add cheese, stir until melted
  6. Add pasta to sauce mixture, stir well, add peas and mix until combined, portion into 200g oven safe containers.

Nutrition information panel

Nutrient Per Serve Per 100g
Energy 1171kJ 573kJ
Protin 13.90g 6.8g
Total fat 11.68g 5.7g
Saturated fat 4.7g 2.3g
Carbohydrate 28g 14.83g
Sugars 6.8g 3.3g
Dietary Fibre .3.g 1.6g
Sodium 240mg 117mg

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