Minne style mac & cheese

Mac & cheese with ham is a classic dish that couldn’t be absent on Singlemade. But I’m not sticking to tradition and making my own version! :-p

It stems from my time at uni. I wasn’t a typical student, neither partying-wise nor cooking-wise. No Aïki-noodles for me, I’d always make home cooked meals! Every two weeks I’d spend my Sunday mornings at the Anderlecht meat market looking for fresh produce: cheap, fresh and huge quantities. I had one of those grandma-strollers to haul back my catch and I had a huge refrigerator to store everything (a bit quaint, I know).

Pasta and quiches were my favourite dishes to finish up the leftovers in my fridge before heading out for a new batch. One day I had a couple of mushrooms left with some ham and herb cheese that had technically expired (but it was still good!). And voilà, Minnemade Macaroni was born.

It’s a basic recipe, as usual, but it’s incredibly versatile. Tip: it’s great with some leftover leek, courgette or tomato.

A word of warning: you’ll get garlic on your breath! 😉

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Minne style mac & cheese
Minne style mac & cheese
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 min
Servings
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 min
Servings
Ingredients
Minne style mac & cheese
Instructions
  1. Bring water to a boil and boil the pasta according to its instructions.
  2. Heat the wok over a high heat with a good dash of oil. Cut the ham into little strips or squares and add them to the wok, leaving them to fry without stirring for about 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. In the meantime, cut the mushrooms into crescents. Add them to the ham and stir. Season well with pepper and salt and leave to fry for a minute.
  4. Add half a box of cream and bring to a boil. As soon as the cream boils, add the cup of herb cheese. Stir until the cheese has molten. Season to taste.
  5. Strain the macaroni, briefly rinse it with cold water (to avoid it sticking) and stir into the sauce. Done!
Recipe Notes

Tip: let the courgette and the leek fry along with the mushrooms. Add the tomatoes at the end, with the cream.


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The testers were short and sweet: fast and yummy!

Caroline added some extra vegetables because she’s a vegetable addict. 😉


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