Mac and cheese with eggs

Mac and cheese is a child and adult favourite at any dinner. There are so many good recipes for it, but what about those that include eggs? You don’t have to put eggs in mac and cheese, but you can! There are many recipes for mac and cheese that include eggs- It’s a personal preference, however, eggs can be added to mac and cheese to make it more creamy or custardy.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

  • 250g spelt pasta
  • 300g broccoli, cut into small florets
  • 1½ tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour
  • 400ml milk
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 zucchini, grated
  • 80g (1 cup) grated vintage cheddar cheese
  • 4 eggs

 

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C/180°C fan forced. Lightly spray a 1.5 litre (6-cup) capacity baking dish with oil.
  2. Cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling salted water following packet instructions, adding broccoli for last 2 minutes of cooking time. Drain. 
  3. Heat oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Cook garlic, stirring, for 1 minute or until fragrant. Add flour and cook, stirring, for 1-2 minutes. Gradually stir in milk and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 3-4 minutes or until thickened. Stir in mustard, zucchini and half the cheese and cook stirring for 1 minute. Add cheese mixture to pasta mixture and stir until well combined. 
  4. Spoon pasta mixture into prepared dish. Make four indents in the pasta and carefully break an egg into each indent. Sprinkle bake with remaining cheese. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until eggs are cooked to your liking. 

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