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Free From Macaroni Cheese

Now we all know that Macaroni Cheese isn't the at top of the healthy meal list, but here we want to show you that you can still make your favourite dishes for your family whilst following a free from diet.

Ingredients

3 tablespoons chestnut flour (or wheat and gluten free flour of your choice)

3 tablespoons free from butter:

  • Soya spread
  • Coconut butter
  • Goat butter

(any of the above would be suitable)

500ml plant based milk (soya, almond or rice milk work best)

Manchego Cheese - ewe’s milk

Hard Goat’s cheese

Soft Goat’s cheese for the topping

Hale and Hearty Macaroni

Ground nutmeg, salt and pepper

Free From Macaroni Cheese

Instructions

  1. Add your flour and butter to a pan and stir on the heat continuously until the mixture starts to simmer.
  2. Slowly add your milk, whilst stirring continuously.
  3. When the mixture has thickened, add the grated manchego and hard goat’s cheese and stir until melted.
  4. Add the nutmeg, salt and pepper to taste and set aside.
  5. In a separate pan, boil the macaroni.
  6. Once cooked, drain and add to the cheese sauce.
  7. Place in an ovenproof dish and add the soft goat’s cheese as a topping.
  8. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes at 200 degrees celsius and finish by browning the top under the grill.

Nutritional Information

This is a totally indulgent and delicious cheat meal! We like to add vegetables to the sauce before adding the pasta. Try adding onion, garlic, courgette, aubergine, or even some good quality ham before baking.

The use of plant based butters and milks lower the calorific content of this meal, however where the cheese is concerned, we are afraid the fat and carbohydrate content is fairly high! Our Hale and Hearty Macaroni is much lower in calories than normal wheat pasta, so at least we can feel good about that!