Bacon and Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese
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Bacon and Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese

Bacon and Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese

with Sage Panko Crumb

This Bacon and Sweet Potato Mac and Cheese is bursting full of flavours and makes the perfect dinner night option from HelloFresh. Cook up a fresh start!

Allergens:
Cereals containing gluten
Milk
Celery
Sulphites
Mustard
Egg

Boxes and ingredients are packed in facilities that handles Peanut, Nuts, Sesame, Fish, Crustaceans, Milk, Egg, Mustard, Celery, Soya, Gluten and Sulphites. Due to the war in Ukraine, it has been necessary to substitute sunflower oil with rapeseed oil in some products without a label change. The FSA have advised that allergic reactions to rapeseed oil are rare.

Preparation Time40 minutes
Cooking time35 minutes
DifficultyEasy

Ingredients

serving amount

2 unit(s)

Sweet Potato

1 sachet(s)

Roasted Spice and Herb Blend

180 grams

Macaroni

(Contains Cereals containing gluten May contain Soya)

1 bunch(es)

Sage

25 grams

Breadcrumbs

(Contains Cereals containing gluten)

60 grams

Mature Cheddar Cheese

(Contains Milk)

10 grams

Vegetable Stock Paste

(Contains Celery)

150 grams

Creme Fraiche

(Contains Milk)

10 grams

Dijon Mustard

(Contains Sulphites, Mustard)

20 grams

Grated Hard Italian Style Cheese

(Contains Milk, Egg)

90 grams

Bacon Lardons

Not included in your delivery

2 tbsp

Olive Oil for the Crumb

20 grams

Butter

1.5 tbsp

Plain Flour

200 milliliter(s)

Water

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Nutritional information

Energy (kJ)5534 kJ
Energy (kcal)1323 kcal
Fat66.1 g
of which saturates33.3 g
Carbohydrate140.9 g
of which sugars22.3 g
Protein40.3 g
Salt4.18 g
Always refer to the product label for the most accurate ingredient and allergen information.

Utensils

Baking Tray
Large Saucepan
Colander
Grater
Small Bowl
Oven dish

Instructions

Roast the Sweet Potato
1

Preheat your oven to 240°C/220°C fan/gas mark 9.

Chop the sweet potatoes into 1cm chunks (no need to peel).

Pop the sweet potato onto a large baking tray. Drizzle with oil, season with salt and pepper, then toss to coat. Spread out in a single layer. TIP: Use two baking trays if necessary.

Meanwhile, bring a large saucepan of water to the boil with 1/2 tsp of salt for the macaroni.

Cook the Macaroni
2

When the oven is hot, roast the sweet potato on the top shelf until golden and tender, 16-18 mins. Turn halfway through.

When your water is boiling, stir the macaroni into the pan and bring back to the boil. Cook until tender, 12 mins. 

Once cooked, drain in a colander and pop back into the pan. Drizzle with oil and stir through to stop it sticking together.

While everything cooks, pick the sage leaves from their stalks and finely chop (discard the stalks).

Oh Crumbs
3

Meanwhile, heat a drizzle of oil in a frying pan on medium-high heat. Once hot, add the bacon. Stir-fry until golden, 4-5 mins, then set aside for now. IMPORTANT: Wash your hands and equipment after handling raw meat. Cook bacon thoroughly.

While everything cooks, in a small bowl, combine the sage, breadcrumbs and olive oil for the crumb (see pantry for amount). Season with salt and pepper, then set aside your sage crumb.

Grate the Cheddar cheese. 

Get Cheesy
4

Melt the butter (see pantry for amount) in another large saucepan on medium-high heat. Once hot, stir in the flour (see pantry for amount). Cook until it forms a paste, 1-2 mins - you've made a roux!

Stir in the water for the sauce (see pantry for amount) a little at a time, followed by the veg stock paste. Bring to the boil, stir and simmer until thickened, 1-2 mins. Stir in the creme fraiche, then remove from the heat.

Add the Dijon mustard (add less if you don't love mustard), Cheddar and hard Italian style cheese. Stir until melted. Season with salt and pepper.

Combine and Grill
5

When the sweet potato is ready, remove it from the oven and turn your grill on to high.

Stir the sweet potato into the sauce along with the cooked macaroni. Add a splash of water if it's a little thick. Taste and season with salt and pepper if needed.

Transfer the pasta to an appropriately sized ovenproof dish. Sprinkle over the sage crumb, then pop it under the grill until golden and bubbling, 2-3 mins. 

Serve
6

When ready, share the sweet potato mac and cheese between your serving bowls and get stuck in. 

Enjoy! 

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