A delightfully energized form of macaroni cheddar, with spinach, tomatoes and spring onions in addition to three other enticing varieties, by Kate Titford for Sainsbury’s magazine
350 g macaroni
50 g spread
50 g plain flour
1 pack spring onions, managed and finely cut
1 liter semi-skimmed milk
125 g ground extra-develop cheddar
50 g ground Parmesan
1.5 tbsp Dijon mustard
200 g youthful leaf spinach
250 g cherry tomatoes
You will likewise require:
1 x 2.5-liter or 20cm-square ovenproof dish
Preheat the stove to 200°C, fan 180°C, gas 6. Cook the pasta in bubbling, salted water until simply delicate (it will get done with cooking later); channel. For the cheddar sauce, put the spread, flour, spring onions and milk in a dish and gradually bring to the bubble, whisking constantly until it thickens. Stew for a couple of moments and eliminate from the warmth.
Season and mix in the cheddar and a large portion of the Parmesan until dissolved, at that point include the mustard. Mix in small bunches of spinach, so it shrivels in the sauce.
Blend the cooked pasta in with the sauce. Tip it into a 2.5-liter or 20cm-square ovenproof dish, disperse over the tomatoes and remaining Parmesan and heat for 25-30 minutes until brilliant. Leave to rest for 5 minutes. Present with a fresh serving of mixed greens.
Excel: gather prepared to cook a couple of hours ahead, including 150ml of saved pasta cooking water to the sauce. Can likewise be solidified; defrost altogether before cooking. In either case, cook until brilliant and gurgling.
Presently attempt these tasty varieties
Make it thin: Cook and channel the pasta. Utilize skimmed milk and exclude the margarine in the sauce. Overlook the cheddar and parmesan. Blend the pasta in with the sauce. Top with the tomatoes, 50g of ground Grana Padano, hacked parsley and 4 tablespoons of breadcrumbs and cook.
Entertain yourself: Cook and channel the pasta. Exclude the spring onions from the sauce. Supplant the cheddar with 75g each of disintegrated Stilton and goats’ cheddar and a chunk of mozzarella, torn. Exclude the tomatoes. Blend the pasta in with the sauce. Top with pecan pieces and 50g ground parmesan before heating.
Go substantial: Cook and channel the pasta. Dryfry 150g of cleaved dirty bacon until beginning to fresh, include 150g of cut chestnut mushrooms and mellow. Mix in cleaved sage, cook for 30 seconds, at that point add to the sauce and pasta. Exclude the spinach. Dissipate with the tomatoes and parmesan and heat.