Pesto Macaroni Cheese

Monday, November 4, 2013

  • 300 gr. pasta
  • 50 gr. butter
  • 50 gr. plain flour
  • 500 ml. milk
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • 100 gr. cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil
  • 3 tablespoons fresh parsley
  • 40 gr. fresh spinach


  1. Boil the pasta according to the instructions on the packet.
  2. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a saucepan, and add the flour. Mix well to form a paste, and cook over a low heat for a couple of minutes, stirring constantly. Then add the milk around 50-100ml at a time, stirring well to form a smooth sauce each time before adding more. Season with salt, black pepper and a generous pinch of nutmeg. Add the grated cheese, and cook for a couple more minutes until it has melted.
  3. Place the spinach, basil and parsley in a food processor, and blitz until well chopped. Add this to the white sauce along with the cooked and drained pasta. Serve immediately.

Note : Serves 3.

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