Macaroni cheese is one of my all time favourite family suppers, you just can’t beat it for a spot of autumnal comfort food. My mum’s macaroni cheese was always so inviting, especially when she popped some bacon on top with cheese and breadcrumbs and whipped it under the grill until it went crispy. Divine.
So i’ve developed my own little version using a chorizo, cheese and polenta crust for a slightly different take. I’ve also used my trusty little enamel pie dishes so everyone gets their own portion. This helps when you’ve got a vegetarian in the family who requires a slightly different version. The boys also adore having their very own dish of dinner – ownership is king in this house!
You can get hold of these little enamel pots really cheaply in kitchen supply shops. They’re lightweight, don’t smash and clean up a dream in the dishwasher. They also happen to look very attractive in photos!
I’ve vegged this recipe up with a head of broccoli cut into tiny florets and boiled for the last couple of minutes with the macaroni. You can do the same with cauliflower if you like. It’s just a good way of getting some extra vegetables into your brood. I also like to serve this with heaps of salad on the side.
Once again this is another recipe for Parentdish, so you’ll have to pop over there to get the recipe, but I do hope you’ll try it as it really is very very goooooooooooood!