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

Sweet Potato and Bacon Mac and Cheese

with Sage Panko Crumb

This Butternut and Bacon 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

Sweet Potato

1

Roasted Spice and Herb Blend

180

Macaroni

(Contains Cereals containing gluten May contain Soya)

1

Sage

25

Panko Breadcrumbs

(Contains Cereals containing gluten)

60

Mature Cheddar Cheese

(Contains Milk)

10

Vegetable Stock Paste

(Contains Celery)

150

Creme Fraiche

(Contains Milk)

10

Dijon Mustard

(Contains Sulphites, Mustard)

20

Grated Hard Italian Style Cheese

(Contains Milk, Egg)

180

Bacon Lardons

Not included in your delivery

2

Olive Oil for the Crumb

20

Butter

1.5

Plain Flour

200

Water

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Nutritional information

Energy (kcal)1438 kcal
Energy (kJ)6018 kJ
Fat75.4 g
of which saturates36.2 g
Carbohydrate140.7 g
of which sugars22.3 g
Protein48.3 g
Salt5.24 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 Potatoes
1

Preheat your oven to 220°C/200°C fan/gas mark 9. 

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

Pop the sweet potato chunks onto a large baking tray. Drizzle with oil, season with salt and pepper, sprinkle over the roasted spice and herb blend, 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.

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

Cook the Macaroni
2

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.

Oh Crumbs
3

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

Pop the sage into a small bowl along with the panko breadcrumbs and olive oil (see pantry for amount). Season with salt and pepper, mix together 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!

Pour 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 cheese and grated hard Italian cheese. Stir until combined and melted. Season with salt and pepper.

Combine and Grill
5

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

Stir the sweet potatoes and lardons 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 oven-proof dish, then pop it under the grill until golden and bubbling, 1-2 mins. 

Serve
6

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

Enjoy! 

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