Mustardy mac and cheese - UK Independent

Serves 4

Ingredients

225 g macaroni pasta

250 g tenderstem broccoli, cut into 1-inch pieces

50 g butter

50 g plain flour

475 ml milk

225 g Cheddar cheese, grated

3 generous tbsp Sweet Mustard Ketchup

Salt and pepper

Handful of breadcrumbs

Method

Pre-heat oven to 200°C. 

Cook pasta in slightly salted water, reducing the cook time stated on the pack by 5 minutes, and add the broccoli about 4 minutes before the end of the reduced cook time.

Reserve half a mug of the hot water before draining the pasta.

Melt the butter in a pan, stir in the flour and cook (whilst stirring) for around 4-5 minutes to lose any raw flour taste. 

Add the milk and continue stirring until the sauce is smooth and thick, which should take at least 4 minutes.

Stir in the Cheddar until melted and then add the Tracklements Sweet Mustard Ketchup and reserved pasta water. 

Season to taste.

Pour the sauce over the cooked, drained pasta and broccoli.

Pour into a suitable baking dish, sprinkle with the breadcrumbs and bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes until golden brown and bubbling.

Recipe from tracklements.co.uk