Macaroni ham and cheese

servings6
45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 400g of macaroni pasta
  • 180ml of single cream
  • 100g of half fat crème fraîche
  • 1 tsp English mustard
  • 200g of half fat medium cheese, grated
  • 4 slices of cooked ham, cut in 1cm cubes
  • 1 tsp rapeseed oil
  • 1 pinch of black pepper
  • 1 pinch of salt

Method

1
Fill a large saucepan with water. Add a splash of rapeseed oil and bring to the boil. Add the dried macaroni and cook as per packet instructions. Once cooked, drain and set aside
  • 1 tsp rapeseed oil
  • 400g of macaroni pasta
2
In a separate pan, add the single cream, English mustard and crème fraîche and slowly melt over a low heat
  • 180ml of single cream
  • 1 tsp English mustard
  • 100g of half fat crème fraîche
3
Add most of the grated cheese to the cream mixture, reserving some for later, and stir until all the cheese is fully incorporated
  • 150g of half fat medium cheese
4
Add the chopped ham to the cream mixture and season with a pinch of salt and black pepper
  • 4 slices of cooked ham
  • 1 pinch of black pepper
  • 1 pinch of salt
5
Mix the cooked hot macaroni pasta with the cream and ham mixture and place in an ovenproof dish
6
Sprinkle some more grated cheese on top and place under a hot grill for 4–6 minutes to gratinate the cheese. Serve immediately
  • 50g of half fat medium cheese, grated