Melty Mac & Cheese with a Crunchy Topping & Ballymaloe Original Relish

  • Cooking Time: 40 minutes - Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6
  • Serves: 6
  • Allergens: Wheat, dairy, egg

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Mac & Cheese is the foodie equivalent of a big hug in a bowl and our recipe uses plenty of Cheddar and Parmesan to ensure your cheese cravings are sated! Our crunchy topping uses even more Parmesan and chopped chives and, combined with a hint of garlic and some iconic Ballymaloe Original Relish, it’s a recipe that’s guaranteed to bring a smile to your face – and your tastebuds too!

Ingredients

  • 400g macaroni (dried)
  • 300ml whole milk
  • 250ml cream
  • 200g white Cheddar (grated)
  • 75g Parmesan (finely grated)
  • 1 garlic clove (crushed)
  • 300g cooked ham (diced or shredded)
  • 100g white breadcrumbs
  • 50g butter (melted)
  • 3 tbsp chives (finely chopped)
  • Sea salt & freshly-ground black pepper
  • 100g Ballymaloe Original Relish

Dietary Suitability

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6.
  2. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil and cook the pasta for 8-10 minutes until al dente (or according to pack instructions). Drain well and leave in your colander.
  3. In the same saucepan add the milk, cream, Cheddar, Parmesan, garlic and salt & pepper. Place on a medium heat to bring it to a simmer. Add back in the cooked pasta and stir continuously.
  4. Allow to simmer slightly for a few minutes to thicken before stirring in the ham. Transfer to a large baking dish or four individual ones.
  5. Dot (or dollop!) your Ballymaloe Original Relish all over and swirl into your cheesy sauce.
  6. Mix the breadcrumbs, butter, Parmesan and two tablespoons of chives together in a small bowl and scatter them evenly over the top of the pasta.
  7. Bake for 10-15 minutes until the topping is golden and crunchy. Scatter any remaining chives on top and serve straight away with a crisp green salad.

  • Cooking Time: 40 minutes - Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6
  • Serves: 6
  • Skill: Easy
  • Allergens: Wheat, dairy, egg

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