Macaroni Cheese with a Twist

Macaroni Cheese with a Twist


500 gms cubed butternut

1 sweet red pepper sliced

3 baby marrows cut into 2 cm slices

1 large onion peeled and sliced into strips

50 ml olive oil

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

20 ml fresh finely chopped herbs. (oregano, thyme, rocket)

300 gms uncooked macaroni

500ml white sauce

150 gms crumbled feta (or robiola) cheese. Or both

125gms crisply fried bacon, crumbled ( Leave out for a vegetarian version)

6 pieces sundried tomatoes in oil, cut into 1 cm squares ( see how-to )

100 gms cheddar grated

50 gms finely grated parmesan cheese.

2 slices fresh brown bread, (lightly toasted and turned into crumbs in the blender)

Extra salt and freshly ground black pepper

Place butternut and onion and other vegetables in oven proof dish, drizzle with olive oil, season with salt and pepper

Roast for 30 to 40 mins till cooked. Or microwave on full power for 10 mins. Set aside to cool

Cook Macaroni for 10 – 12 mins till al dente. Drain and set aside.

Mix veg macaroni, sundried tomato, chopped herbs, feta and ½ the white sauce, the ½ the cheddar and the bacon in an ovenproof dish. Add salt and freshly ground pepper.

Pre-heat oven to 180 deg.

Mix Parmesan, cheddar cheese and bread crumbs together. Spread on top of pasta veg mixture & bake until golden.

Serve with a green salad






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