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Mum’s Macaroni

Serves 4

The cooking challenge

Students are invited to plan a surprise two–course meal for Mother’s day; this can be any meal throughout the day. The meal should be prepared for a family of four and should include locally produced ingredients from Northern Ireland.
Mum’s Macaroni

Jamie Brown

kCal
per serving
576

Teacher/School/Category

  • Mrs Ruth McCreadie
  • Longstone School, Dundonald
  • Special Education

Ingredients

  • 5 rashers Northern Ireland bacon, chopped
  • 3 leeks, sliced
  • 1 can (400g) butter beans
  • 300ml Northern Ireland half–fat crème fraîche
  • 3 tbsp Northern Ireland semi–skimmed milk
  • 75g Northern Ireland reduced–fat cheddar cheese, grated
  • Pinch nutmeg
  • 250g macaroni or penne

Method

  • Turn on the oven to 200ºC.
  • Fry the bacon and leeks.
  • Add the drained and rinsed butter beans.
  • While this is cooking, cook the pasta until soft in a large saucepan of boiling salted water.
  • Place the bacon mixture in the bottom of a lasagne or pie dish.
  • Drain the pasta and pile on top.
  • In a measuring jug, mix together the milk, grated cheese, nutmeg and crème fraîche. Pour over the pasta.
  • Bake for approximately 10 minutes until golden brown. Garnish with parsley before serving.

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