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Mac N Cheese

40 Minute Mac N Cheese. Super cheesy pasta, a classic fave!

Serves: 4 Time: 40 minutes



  • 150g Butternut Squash, cut into chunks

  • 40g Butter

  • 1 Small Leek, sliced finely

  • 600ml Milk

  • 175g Mature Cheddar Cheese

  • 300g Penne Pasta

  • 25g Flour

  • 100g Frozen Peas


  1. Heat the oven to 200°C. Throw the butternut squash into a pan of boiling water and boil for 15 mins. When tender, remove from the pan and drain. Allow them to sit there for a few mins before popping them into a blender and blitzing until smooth.

  2. Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to the package instructions.

  3. Heat the butter in a medium sized saucepan, add the leek and saute for 2 mins. Stir in the flour and cook for 2 more mins.

  4. Take the pan off the heat and mix the milk in gradually. Return pan to heat and bring to the boil, stirring constantly as it thickens. Simmer for around 5 mins, then add the peas.

  5. Take the pan off the heat and stir in the butternut squash and 125g of the cheese. Mix the drained pasta into the sauce and transfer to a large ovenproof dish.

  6. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top and bake for 20 minutes until nice and golden.

  7. Serve and enjoy with a big green salad if you like.


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