Festive Sprac & Cheese

        
Festive Sprac & Cheese

.
Makes

4

Portions
.Suitable for freezing
.Preparation

15

minutes
.

25-30

minutes cooking time
.140 C°, 275 F°, Gas Mark 1

Ingredients

300g pasta shapes (macaroni or other)
200g sprouts, trimmed and quartered
500ml milk
50g butter
50g flour
1/2 tsp mixed spice
100g strong Cheddar, grated plus 50g for topping
1 tsp English mustard
30g natural breadcrumbs
30g Parmesan, grated

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas mark 6.  Bring a pan of water to the boil, add the pasta and cook for 2 minutes less than the pack instructions. Add the sprouts for the final 2 minutes.  Drain and set aside.
  2. Place the milk, butter and flour in a pan and bring to the boil, whisking as you go to combine the mixture.  Simmer for around 3 minutes or until thickened.  Remove from the heat and stir in the mixed spice, cheese, mustard and a little salt and pepper to taste.
Combine the pasta, sprouts and sauce and transfer into an ovenproof dish.  Scatter over the breadcrumbs, Parmesan and extra Cheddar, bake for 25 -30 minutes until golden and bubbling.




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