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Cheat's leek macaroni cheese

Cheat's leek macaroni cheese
  • Serves: 4
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 20 minutes
  • Ready in: Less than 30 Minutes
  • Difficulty Rating: 1
  • Suitable for vegetarians
  • * Freezer friendly
  • Syns per serving:

Our version of the ever-popular dish features tasty pasta mixed with cheese, mustard and quark – and there’s no need to make a fiddly white sauce!


  • 500g dried macaroni
  • 2 trimmed leeks, thinly sliced
  • 200g plain quark
  • 200ml hot vegetable stock
  • 1 tbsp onion granules
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • Small handful of chopped fresh chives
  • 50g reduced-fat Cheddar cheese, grated


  1. Cook the macaroni according to the packet instructions, adding the
    leeks for the last 3 minutes of the cooking time. Drain and return to
    the pan.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat your grill to medium-high.
  3. Put the quark, stock, onion granules, garlic, mustard powder, chives
    and three-quarters of the cheese in a small pan and whisk to mix
    together. Heat gently until the mixture is fairly smooth and season
    lightly. Stir the sauce into the drained macaroni and leek and toss to
    mix well.
  4. Spoon the macaroni mixture into 4 individual heatproof dishes
    arranged on a baking tray (or use a shallow casserole dish). Sprinkle
    over the remaining cheese, season, then grill for 4 minutes or until
    golden and bubbling. Serve hot with salad or the vegetables of your choice.

Tip: If you like a bit of extra spice, add 1 tsp dried chilli flakes to the quark mixture.

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