Sweet potato Mac & Cheese
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Recipe type: Thermomix
Easy dinners
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Serves: 6
 
An absolutely delicious alternative to the the traditional Mac and cheese. According to my family, it's even BETTER!
Ingredients
  • 650g sweet potato
  • 350g penne pasta
  • 75g feta
  • 125g mature cheddar
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 500g milk
  • 50g flour
  • 50g butter
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Weigh out the penne and put it in a pot of boiling water on the stove. Cook as per packet instructions until cooked through, but still with a little bit of bite to it.
  2. Peel and roughly chop the sweet potato
  3. Add it to the TM bowl and chop on speed 7 for 10 seconds. Pour into the varoma basket.
  4. Fill TM bowl half way up with water. Attach the varoma to the top and steam the sweet potatoes for 18 minutes on varoma temperature, speed 4.
  5. While the pasta and potatoes are cooking, fry the bacon and set it aside to cool. Once cooled, chop it into bite sized chunks.
  6. Once the potatoes are ready, tip them into a large oven proof dish and roughly mash them with a fork.
  7. Turn the oven on to 180 degrees.
  8. Add the milk, flour, paprika and butter to the TM bowl and cook for 7 minutes at 90 degrees, speed 4.
  9. Sprinkle the bacon, feta and hot cooked pasta over the sweet potato and give it a good mix.
  10. Add ¾ grated cheese and mix again.
  11. Pour the white sauce over the dish and give it a good mix through.
  12. Sprinkle the remainder of the cheese and a sprinkle of paprika to the top and put it in the oven for approx. 10-15 minutes or until the top is a golden brown colour.
  13. Serve on it's own or with a fresh salad.
  14. Enjoy X
Recipe by Mrs D plus 3 at http://www.mrsdplus3.com/thermomix-recipes/thermomix-sweet-potato-mac-cheese/