Tomato mac and cheese

By Hope Malau
02 June 2017

This is a recipe every mom should know by heart – it’s the ultimate quick and easy go-to dinner.

Serves 6 Preparation time: 5 min Cooking time: about 30 min

  • 500 g macaroni pasta
  • pinch of salt

Cheese sauce

  • 15 ml (1 T) oil
  • 10 ml (2 t) flour
  • 2,5 ml (½ t) mustard powder
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 500 ml (2 c) milk
  • 150 g Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 65 g pecorino cheese, grated
  • 4 tomatoes, sliced

Preheat the oven to 160°C.

1. Bring a saucepan of lightly salted water to the boil. Add the pasta and cook for 10 minutes. Drain and rinse the pasta under cold water for 30 seconds.

2. Cheese sauce: Heat the oil in a saucepan and add the flour, mustard powder, salt and pepper. Stir well. Slowly whisk in the milk. The sauce will start to thicken as it comes to the boil. Simmer for 2 minutes, then remove from the heat.

3. Add the grated cheese and stir until melted. In a large bowl, combine the pasta with the sauce and mix well. Transfer to a casserole dish and use a wooden spoon to smooth the surface. Arrange the sliced tomatoes on top.

4. Place in the oven for 20 minutes or until the edges and the top begin to harden slightly.

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