skinnymixer's Macaroni Cheese with a Twist
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
- 100 g cheddar cheese 2 cm cubed
- 60 g parmesan cheese 2 cm cubed
- 100 g sweet potato peeled, 1 cm cubed
- 100 g carrot peeled, 1 cm cubed
- 100 g pumpkin peeled, 1 cm cubed
- 1 zucchini roughly chopped (peeled if you don't want your children to spot the microscopic green specks)
- 300 g macaroni
- 500 g milk
- 50 g spelt or plain flour
- 40 g butter 1 cm cubed
- 200 g ham diced
- 1 tsp dijon mustard
- 1/2 tsp mild paprika powder
- 1 Tbsp chicken stock concentrate
- 1 pinch freshly cracked black pepper
Add cheeses into mixer bowl, mill for 10 sec/speed 9/MC on. Set aside.
Place 1,200 g or 42.3 oz water into mixer bowl, boil for 10 min/steaming temp/speed 1/MC on.
While the water is boiling, prepare your vegetables making sure they are cut very small and put into the large steaming tray.
After 10 mins, add your macaroni to the boiling water, and put your large steaming tray in place.
Cook for 10 min/steaming temp/speed 1/reverse.
Drain macaroni and put into a large thermal pot to keep warm.
Put your steamed vegetables into the mixer bowl with 100 g of the milk, purée for 30 sec/speed 8/MC on or until smooth.
Stir puréed vegetables through macaroni.
Put flour, remaining milk & butter into mixer bowl, cook for 6 min/90°C or 195°F/speed 2/MC on. While this is cooking you may like to pan fry your ham (or bacon if preferred).
Add ham, reserved cheeses, mustard, paprika, stock concentrate and pepper to mixer bowl. Cook for 2 min/90°C or 195°F/speed 2/reverse/MC on.
Pour sauce over maraconi and stir through. I highly recommend you give it a taste at this point, and add a pinch or two of salt depending on your preference.
This makes a large amount of food, at least 8 large serves. It freezes and defrosts well.
This was adapted from the Macaroni Cheese recipe in the toddler cookbook, for added vegetables and flavour :)
Use your sharp blade for step 1 and then swap to your blunt blade for the rest of the recipe.
At step 2 use ST temp if using an Intelli and 130°C or 270°F if using a Supercook.
At step 3 use ST temp and speed 3 if using an Intelli, popping a tea towel over the steaming attachment and 130°C or 270°F and speed 4 if using a Supercook. Please note that you may need to cook the vegetables for a little longer if using an Intelli.
At step 4 use ST temp if using an Intelli and 120°C or 250°F if using a Supercook.
Please use speed 1 so that you don't chop up the pasta.
At step 9 use 100°C or 212°F.
At step 10 use 90°C or 195°F.
Serving: 262g | Calories: 350kcal | Carbohydrates: 33.9g | Protein: 19.05g | Fat: 13.87g | Saturated Fat: 8.55g | Sodium: 726mg | Sugar: 7.05g