Macaroni and Cheese (Serves 4)
500g cooked short macaroni
200g grated Grana Padano Italian cheese
1 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
2 tsp Maldon sea salt
1/2 tsp coarse ground black pepper
1l béchamel (white sauce)
5 large kale leaves, washed and shredded
8 medium sized broccoli florets, blanched in boiling water for 2 minutes, then chilled under running cold water
Heat the oven to 200C.
Place all the ingredients in a large bowl except for 50g of the Grana Padano, which will be used later for topping.
Gently mix until all the ingredients are distributed evenly.
Use a spatula to empty the ingredients into a baking tray and level off.
Finish by coating with the remaining Grana Padano.
Bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes until golden brown.
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