Gourmet macaroni cheese

A mouthwatering new take on this traditional family favourite.
 
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Recipe from: 30 November 2015
Preparation time: 15 min
Cooking time: 35 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
    baby Rosa tomatoes
  • 230
    g
    asparagus tips, blanched and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 100
    g
    packet of assorted roasted and salted nuts, roughly chopped
  • 100
    g
    fresh breadcrumbs
  • 60
    g
    butter, cut into small cube
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Method

 
Preheat oven to 180°C degrees.

In a pot, gently heat cream and wine, then add 200g cheese; allow to melt. Whisk through mustard, salt, 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 topping is golden brown.

Words and image:Fairlady
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