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Gooey Macaroni Cheese with Gammon


A gorgeously gooey Macaroni Cheese with gammon recipe.

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This gooey macaroni cheese is a tasty and frugal family meal. Perfect for weekend evenings when you just want to warm up inside.

I bought a small piece of gammon from Waitrose last week that was reduced to 90p (it had been £5!). It wasn't big enough to feed my tribe on it's own, so I cooked it, chopped it up and stirred it into the cheese sauce. If you don't have any gammon, then bacon would work well too. Or just leave it out altogether.

If you wanted to stretch the meal to feed more people, bake some garlic bread alongside. I sometimes serve it with broccoli and peas too. Or salad in the summer!

macaroni cheese with gammon

TOP TIPS FOR MAKING MACARONI CHEESE


  • I've used extra mature cheddar in this recipe, but you could try a mixture of different cheeses like blue cheese (stilton would work well), parmesan and even feta cheese.
  • Sprinkle a breadcrumb topping on the macaroni dish before baking, giving it a lovely crunchy texture.
  • Up the vegetables by stirring in some drained tinned sweetcorn and chopped sun dried tomatoes.
  • The macaroni cheese can be frozen (before baking).

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Back to the gooey macaroni cheese with gammon recipe, and if you would like to give it a go, read on for the instructions.

GOOEY MACARONI CHEESE AND GAMMON


Gooey Macaroni Cheese, Macaroni Cheese with Gammon
Pasta
Yield: 4
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Gooey Macaroni Cheese with Gammon

Gooey Macaroni Cheese with Gammon

Prep time: 15 MCook time: 15 MTotal time: 30 M
A gorgeously gooey Macaroni Cheese with Gammon recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 50g Butter
  • 50g Plain Flour
  • 600ml Milk
  • 1 TSP Dijon Mustard
  • 250g Extra Mature Cheddar, grated
  • 250g Macaroni
  • Leftover cooked gammon (about 150g) or fry off 6 chopped bacon rashers

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°c (fan 160°). 
  2. Put a large pan of water on the hob and bring to the boil. Cook the macaroni according to instructions, drain and set aside.
  3. In a large non stick pan melt the butter over a medium heat then stir in the flour. After about 2 minutes gradually add the milk then keep whisking until it bubbles and thickens. This usually takes about 3 minutes.
  4. Take the pan off the heat, add the mustard and cheese and stir to combine. 
  5. Add in the cooked gammon or bacon and finally the cooked pasta. Give it a good mix. 
  6. Pop into an oven proof dish and bake for 10-15 minutes until brown on top.
Calories
724.12
Fat (grams)
43.57
Sat. Fat (grams)
22.07
Carbs (grams)
50.97
Fiber (grams)
2.63
Net carbs
48.35
Sugar (grams)
8.84
Protein (grams)
31.43
Sodium (milligrams)
943.12
Cholesterol (grams)
113.56
Calories and nutrition for 1 serving
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1 comment

  1. Nothing better than Mac Cheese with Gammon, I also include leeks in mine sometimes and it is also a great taste xx

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