- 250 g macaroni
- 50 g butter
- 1 tablespoon(s) tarragon
- 2 tablespoon(s) mustard
- 50 g all-purpose flour
- 600 g milk, at room temperature
- 350 g cheddar
- 4-5 slices sandwich bread
- 1/2 clove of garlic, minced
- 30 g cheddar, grated for sprinkling
- 30 g parmesan cheese, grated for sprinkling
- 10 sage leaves, fresh
Mac 'n' Cheese
Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.
Nuts Free Diet
It is usually followed when someone is allergic to nuts.
Low in Sugars Diet
Limits all sources of added sugars and encourages the reduction of high-carbohydrate (high glycemic index) foods. A claim that a food can be classified as LS can be made when it contains less than 5 gr of sugars per 100 gr of solid food or 2.5 gr of sugars per 100 ml of liquid food.
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- Preheat oven to 200* C (390* F) Fan.
- Bring a pot full of salted water to a boil.
- Add the macaroni and boil for 2 minutes less than the instructions on the package.
- When ready, remove from heat and set aside.
- Place a separate pot over low heat. Add the butter, 5-6 sage leaves, estragon or your choice of herbs.
- As soon as the butter melts, add the flour and mustard. Whisk and sauté for 1-2 minutes, until the mixture turns slightly golden.
- Start adding the milk (at room temperature) in small batches while whisking continuously so that no lumps form.
- As soon as one batch is incorporated, add the next. 6-8 batches should be enough.
- Cook the béchamel sauce until it starts to thicken and bubble.
- When ready, add the macaroni, stir and remove from heat.
- Add the cheddar in 5 batches.
- Add the first batch and stir until the cheese is incorporated and becomes gooey. Then you can add the next. Continue in the same way until all of the cheese has been added.
- Add the pepper, stir and season to taste.
- Transfer to a 20x30 cm ovenproof baking dish.
- In a food processor, add the sandwich bread, 4-5 fresh sage leaves, salt, pepper, garlic, cheddar and parmesan. Beat until completely ground.
- Spread the bread mixture over the surface of the mac n’ cheese.
- Bake for 5-10 minutes, until crunchy and golden.
- Serve with some freshly ground pepper and any of your favorite herbs.
Nutrition information per portion
Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.
Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.
Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.
The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.
Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.
It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.
They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.
A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily
*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.
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