Macaroni cheese with ham

Macaroni cheese with ham

  • Preparation Time20 mins
  • Cooking Time15 mins
  • Serves6
  • DifficultyEasy
500g cavatappi (hollow corkscrew-shaped pasta) or macaroni
45g butter
45g plain flour
250ml chicken stock
375ml whole milk
Freshly ground black pepper
A few grates nutmeg
125g cup grated Gruyere cheese
125g grated white sharp Cheddar cheese
2 tbsps Dijon mustard
125g French ham, deli sliced, finely chopped
1) Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and add the pasta. Cook pasta to just shy of al dente.

2) Heat a saucepan with butter over medium heat, whisk in flour and cook for 1 minute. Whisk in stock then milk and allow the sauce to thicken. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Stir in cheeses in a figure eight motion.

3) Stir in the Dijon and ham and remove the sauce from heat. Drain pasta and combine with sauce.

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