This classic dish is delicious served with a leafy green salad.
May 31, 2021 2:00pm
40 mins cooking
If you like the classic comfort food, you'll love this version. Buttermilk makes mac and cheese extra creamy and enhances the flavour of the cheese. Pick your choice of protein for a flavourful classic.
Preheat oven to 220°C/425°F. Oil a 2.5-litre (10-cup) ovenproof dish.
Cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling water until tender; drain.
Heat sour cream and buttermilk in a large saucepan over low heat until warmed and combined; do not allow to boil. Stir in your choice of protein, nutmeg, peas, lemon rind, spinach and about three-quarters of the cheese; stir until smooth. Season.
Combine remaining cheese, the breadcrumbs and thyme in a small bowl. If using broad beans, add packaged nut and seed mix to crumb mixture. Stir pasta into hot cheese sauce; spoon into dish. Scatter with breadcrumb mixture.
Bake for 20 minutes or until bubbling and browned lightly. Stand for 5 minutes; serve.