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Sweet Potato Macaroni Cheese


This sweet potato macaroni cheese combines mashed sweet potato, salty feta and smoky paprika in this deliciously cheesy pasta bake.

Sweet Potato, Feta and Smoked Paprika Macaroni Cheese

SWEET POTATO MACARONI CHEESE


Who doesn't love Macaroni Cheese? I clearly do judging by the amount of macaroni cheese recipes I have on my blog! This sweet potato macaroni cheese is one of my current favourites though, not least because of its vibrant colour!

I tend to make the macaroni cheese the night before, so when we get in from work and school, all I need to do is bung it in the oven to bake.

I sometimes serve macaroni cheese with salad and garlic bread but more often I'll serve it with some fresh veggies like broccoli and cabbage.

The sweetness of the sweet potato contrasts so well with the saltiness of the feta.

Don't worry if you have any veg phobic children, they wont even notice the sweet potato as its mashed into the smooth cheese sauce.

Sweet Potato, Feta and Smoked Paprika Macaroni Cheese

 TOP TIPS FOR MAKING THE SWEET POTATO & FETA MACARONI CHEESE



    • Up the vegetables by adding sweetcorn and peas to the cheese sauce.
    • If you have any leftover chicken or pork from your Sunday roast, you can add that in too.
    • If you like a bit of heat, add a pinch of cayenne pepper to the cheese sauce.
    • The macaroni cheese can be frozen for up to 3 months. Defrost fully before baking in the oven.


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      Sweet Potato and Feta Macaroni Cheese

       STEP BY STEP SWEET POTATO MACARONI CHEESE



      Sweet Potato Macaroni Cheese
      Pasta
      Pasta
      Yield: 4
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      Sweet Potato Macaroni Cheese

      Sweet Potato Macaroni Cheese

      Prep time: 20 MCook time: 20 MTotal time: 40 M
      A sweet potato macaroni cheese recipe combining mashed sweet potato, salty feta and smoky paprika.

      Ingredients:

      • 500g Sweet Potato, peeled and cubed into 2cm chunks
      • 300g Macaroni
      • 50g Butter
      • 50g Plain Flour
      • 600ml Milk
      • 200g Extra Mature Cheddar, grated
      • 150g Feta, crumbled
      • 1 TSP Dijon Mistard
      • 1/2 TSP Smoked Paprika
      • 1 TBSP Cider Vinegar
      • Oregano to garnish

      Instructions:

      1. Preheat the oven to 200°c (180°fan). Put a pan of water onto the hob and bring to the boil
      2. Add the sweet potato to the boiling water and cook for 10 minutes until soft. Remove with a slotted spoon into a bowl. Set aside.
      3. In the same boiling water cook the macaroni according to packet instructions, drain when cooked. Set aside until needed.
      4. Whilst the pasta is cooking in a large pan, melt the butter then stir in the flour. Add in the milk then stir continuously over a high heat until the sauce thickens. Take off the heat then add in all of the cheddar, half of the feta (reserving the rest for the top), Dijon mustard, smoked paprika and cider vinegar.
      5. Combine the cheese sauce with the pasta and mashed sweet potato then spoon into individual oven proof dishes or one larger dish. Sprinkle with the remaining feta and bake for 20 minutes until bubbling. Garnish with fresh oregano if using.
      Calories
      749.37
      Fat (grams)
      38.85
      Sat. Fat (grams)
      23.54
      Carbs (grams)
      69.82
      Fiber (grams)
      6.07
      Net carbs
      63.74
      Sugar (grams)
      10.40
      Protein (grams)
      30.54
      Sodium (milligrams)
      911.72
      Cholesterol (grams)
      122.17
      Calories and nutrition for 1 portion

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      8 comments

      1. Oh my gosh this looks amazing and def something I need to make.

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      2. Sweet potato and macaroni cheese is not a combination I have tried before but this looks absolutely yummy.

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      3. I absolutely love mac and cheese and this sounds like a great version to add another level to the dish x

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      4. This sounds incredible. To be honest I love Autumn so we can eat more of things like this. Will be making it this weekend I think! :D

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      5. We love macaroni cheese combined with garlic bred and this sounds tasty and perfect for autumn!

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      6. Oh wow I love this idea! I love macaroni cheese but this is an amazing twist on the recipe, it sounds delicious!

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      7. Mac n cheese is one of our favourite meals and we love sweet potato too so that's a bonus! I'm not a massive lover of Feta but I'd give it a go!

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      8. This sounds utterly delicious!! I love every aspect of it, going to give it a try asap!

        Katie xoxo

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