Mexican Mac & Cheese

Serves 4-6 Prep Time 5 minutes   Cook Time 14 minutes   Rated:

Repeat after me: “I am not afraid of carbs. I am not afraid of carbs.” This amazing take on good ol’ mac ‘n’ cheese will have you reaching for another serving, so just accept it, move on and get to the gym in the morning. It is completely delicious in a comforting “family food” sort of way, and the little tackers will love it.

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Prepare pasta as per package instructions.


Preheat grill to 220°C.


Place cheeses and Mexican Spice Mix into the Thermomix bowl and mill 10 sec/speed 8.


Remove from bowl and set aside.


Place onion, garlic and extra virgin olive oil into the Thermomix bowl and chop 4 sec/speed 4. Sauté 5 min/Varoma/Reverse/speed 1.


Add cornflour, butter, milk, eggs and seasoning to the Thermomix bowl and cook 7 min/80°C/Reverse/speed 3.


Cook 2 min/90°C/Reverse/speed 3.


Place cooked pasta into a buttered baking dish or several individual dishes.


Stir through béchamel sauce. Stir through the olives and top with the grated cheese mixture. Place under the hot grill until golden and bubbling.


Serve with accompaniments to taste.

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