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Macaroni Cheese with Vegetables

Ingredients

Serves 4 

  • 175g (6oz) wholemeal macaroni
  • 225g (8oz) carrots
  • 225g (8oz) courgettes
  • 4 celery sticks
  • 300ml (1/2pt) vegetable stock or water
  • 50g (2oz) butter or margarine
  • 50g (2oz) 100% wholemeal flour
  • milk
  • 100g (4oz) cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste

How To Make

  1. Finely slice the vegetables.
  2. Cook the macaroni in boiling salted water for about 15 minutes until just tender, and then drain.
  3. Put the prepared vegetables and stock into a saucepan.
  4. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 5 minutes and drain, reserving the stock.
  5. Make the stock up to 600ml (1pt) with milk.
  6. Melt butter in a saucepan, stir in the flour and cook for 1 minute.
  7. Stir in the stock and cook for a further few minutes.
  8. Off the heat, stir in 75g (3oz) cheese and season to taste.
  9. Add the macaroni and vegetables to the sauce.
  10. Spoon into an oven proof dish, sprinkle with remaining cheese and place until a hot grill until golden.