Pesto Stuffed Mac & Cheese Cups

SERVES 4

PREP TIME 10 minutes

COOK TIME 20 minutes

TOTAL TIME 30 minutes


FEATURED IN RECIPE


Macaroni Pasta

ZENB Macaroni is coated in an indulgent cheese sauce, popped in a muffin tin, filled with mozzarella and pesto and baked until golden and crispy. The perfect side dish or cheesy snack created by a well-known recipe brand, @twisted who transform traditional recipes into mouth-watering masterpieces!

INGREDIENTS

  • 250g ZENB Macaroni
  • 60g unsalted butter, softened
  • 70g grated parmesan cheese, divided
  • 30g melted butter
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 30g plain flour
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp mustard powder
  • 300ml whole milk
  • 200g double Gloucester cheese, grated
  • 200g cheddar cheese, grated
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 75g pesto
  • 80g mozzarella cheese, cubed

INSTRUCTIONS

1.

Brush a muffin tin with butter and then sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese to coat.

2.

In a pot over medium heat, melt butter. Add the garlic and cook until aromatic, about 1 minute. Add the flour, paprika and mustard powder and cook for 2 minutes.

3.

Pour in the milk gradually whisking in between to create a smooth sauce. Bring to a bubble then add the cheeses bit by bit. Season with salt and pepper

4.

Preheat oven to 200ºC. Cook ZENB Macaroni 2 minutes less than directed on the package. Drain and add to the sauce.

5.

Fill each muffin tin halfway with the Macaroni mix. Fill each one with a piece of mozzarella cheese and a teaspoon of pesto. Fill to the top with Macaroni and cheese. Sprinkle the tops with more parmesan cheese.

6.

Bake for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with more grated parmesan.

Tasty Tips

Allow the mac n cheese cups to cool slightly before you serve, this ensures they hold their shape!

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