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Master this classic with Phil's truly indulgent recipe for mac 'n' cheese.
Servings 4
Calories 831 kcal
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins

Ingredients
 

  • 200 g dried macaroni
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and very finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 40 g butter, softened
  • 30 g plain flour
  • 275 ml milk
  • 175 g grated Cornish Kern or strong Cheddar
  • 2 pinch nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp English mustard, level
  • vegetable stock cubes, (15g)
  • 4 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • salt
  • 250 g lobster meat, roughly chopped
  • freshly milled black pepper
  • 4 slices white bread, crusts removed and made into crumbs
  • 125 g very crisp streaky bacon, finely chopped

Instructions
 

  • Cook the macaroni in plenty of boiling water, until just cooked, then drain well, add a tbsp oil to stop the pasta from sticking together.
  • Warm the olive oil and add the onion and cook for 5 minutes to soften.
  • Add the milk, stock cube then bring to the boil.
  • Meanwhile mix the butter and flour together, to form a paste.
  • Once the milk is boiling, turn down the heat to a simmer, then whisk in the butter and flour mixture, and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Take off the heat and stir in 125g of the cheese and the cooked macaroni.
  • Add a pinch or two of nutmeg, mustard, pepper, salt and the chopped basil.
  • Stir in the Lobster and crispy bacon.
  • Spoon into an ovenproof dish, top with the 50g grated Cheddar and the breadcrumbs then brown under a hot grill or in the oven for about 10 minutes.
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Nutrition Facts
My Macaroni Cheese
Amount per Serving
Calories
831
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
40
g
62
%
Saturated Fat
 
20
g
125
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Cholesterol
 
91
mg
30
%
Sodium
 
917
mg
40
%
Potassium
 
493
mg
14
%
Carbohydrates
 
88
g
29
%
Fiber
 
4
g
17
%
Sugar
 
11
g
12
%
Protein
 
31
g
62
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword cheese, lobster, pasta
Course Cheese, Classic Main Courses, Main Course, Pasta, Seafood
Cuisine Autumn, British, ITV This Morning, Winter
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