Adding smokey sausage and mushrooms to this old-fashioned recipe takes it to the next level.
Make it in a family-sized dish or fun individual serves. Add a few fresh greens on the side.
- 250g dried macaroni pasta
- 50g butter
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 clove garlic, crushed
- 150g mushrooms, sliced
- 2 kransky sausages, sliced
- ¼ cup plain flour
- 2 cups hot milk
- ½ cup tasty cheese, grated extra for the top if desired
1 Preheat the oven to 180ºC. Cook the macaroni according to packet directions until al dente, then drain.
2 Meanwhile, heat the butter in a large saucepan and saute the onion, garlic, mushrooms and kransky for 4-5 minutes until just coloured.
3 Sprinkle over the flour and stir in well. Cook for a further 2 minutes, stirring. Gradually add the hot milk and stir until the mixture is smooth.
4 Simmer for 5 minutes, then add the cheese and season to taste. Spoon into your chosen dish and sprinkle with extra cheese. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden. Serve with a green salad.
*You can also use up last night’s leftover sausages or chorizo if you prefer. For little ones, add a cup of vegetables or peas to make this a one-pot meal.