Recipes

Macaroni cheese with white and green beans

Here's a re-make of a classic which has the cheese sauce thickened with pureed white beans.

Macaroni cheese with white and green beans

Method

  1. Boil the pasta for approximately 10 minutes or until al dente in un-salted boiling water, drain and set aside.
  2. Blanch the green beans in boiling water for 2-3 minutes or until just cooked, drain and set aside.
  3. Puree the canned white beans until smooth.
  4. Mix pureed beans with the milk and bring to the boil.
  5. Remove from the heat and add cheese, stirring to melt.
  6. When the cheese has melted mix the sauce with the cooked pasta and green beans.
  7. Serve while hot.

$1.16 per serve as at Oct 2017

Tip

White beans are also known as Cannellini beans or Navy beans.

Macaroni cheese with white and green beans

To serve

To serve: 6

You need

  • 2 cups small pasta shapes
  • 365 g fresh or frozen green beans, chopped
  • 1 can cooked white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 ½ cups reduced fat milk
  • 1 ½ cups Edam cheese, grated

Method

  1. Boil the pasta for approximately 10 minutes or until al dente in un-salted boiling water, drain and set aside.
  2. Blanch the green beans in boiling water for 2-3 minutes or until just cooked, drain and set aside.
  3. Puree the canned white beans until smooth.
  4. Mix pureed beans with the milk and bring to the boil.
  5. Remove from the heat and add cheese, stirring to melt.
  6. When the cheese has melted mix the sauce with the cooked pasta and green beans.
  7. Serve while hot.

$1.16 per serve as at Oct 2017

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