This is not your usual Macaroni cheese I’ve added a few more flavours and depths to make it more interesting, My Kids love it which I’m sure you will too.
Here we go
Printable version Mac and Cheese
You will need
Basic cheese sauce
60g plain flour
300g grated cheese
For the macaroni its self
1 large onion chopped
1 red pepper sliced
250g chorizo sliced
1 clove of garlic crushed
1 tsp fresh or dried thyme
400g can of tomatoes chopped
salt and pepper
150g grated cheese
50g grated cheese
Now you have all that you can now begin
Make the cheese sauce,
Melt the butter in a saucepan then add the flour for a min to come together it will look like a wet dough then slowly add your milk a little at a time till it combines and thickens nicely. Remove from the heat, add your cheese and allow to melt and come together.
Place to once side and bring a large pan of water to the boil and cook your macaroni according to the packet, Normally 10 mins or so till its soft and tender.
Meanwhile add the oil to a large frying pan and add your onions and red pepper and cover loosely with some foil or if you have a lid great. Cook them gently until there nice and soft will take around 5 mins.
Add the garlic and chorizo to the pan and cook for a further 1min now time for the thyme, tomatoes and salt and pepper. Give it all a really good stir and allow the mix to come to the boil and then let simmer for 20 – 25 mins until its nice a thick and like a relish.
Pre heat your grill to medium setting.
Now your macaroni should be cooked place it into a large ovenproof bowl along with the cheese sauce mix all in then scatter the tomato relish along the top and stir to coat all the pasta, Then finally tip your breadcrumbs all over along with the remaining cheese and place under the grill till all golden.
Serve with a green salad or on its own whichever you prefer.
Quick easy family recipe once you have made this once you will always make it.
Enjoy Claire x