Gourmet vegetarian mac 'n cheese

Meat-free Monday: Make creamy, delicious mac and cheese every time!
 
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Recipe from: 24 August 2015
Preparation time: 20 min
 
 

Ingredients

 
  • 500
    g
    penne pasta, cooked
  • 2
    cup
    cream
  • 1/4
    cup
    white wine (optional)
  • 250
    g
    Gruyère cheese, grated
  • 1/4
    cup
    whole-grain mustard
  • 1
    tsp
    sea salt flakes
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1
    Tbs
    butter
  • 250
    g
    mini Rosa tomatoes
  • 230
    g
    asparagus tips, blanched and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 100
    g
    assorted roasted, salted nuts, roughly chopped
  • 100
    g
    fresh breadcrumbs
  • 60
    g
    butter, cut into small cubes
 
 

Method

 

Preheat the oven to 180°C.

In a pot, gently heat cream and wine, then add 200g cheese and allow to melt. Whisk through mustard, salt and pepper.

In another pot, heat 1 tbsp butter and sauté tomatoes until the skins split open.

In a large bowl, toss together tomatoes, asparagus, pasta, the cheese sauce and two-thirds of the nuts. Transfer to a shallow casserole dish or ramekins.

Sprinkle with reserved nuts, cheese and breadcrumbs. Dot with butter, bake for 15–20 minutes or until the cheese has melted and the topping is golden brown.

Serves 4–6

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Fairlady magazine

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