Reader recipe A New Twist on Mac and Cheese
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A New Twist on Mac and Cheese

An everyday favourite for kids. this recipe has a grown up kick to it...with a whole departure on our everyday flavours, a twist of the Middle East makes it one that everyone will enjoy

By andrafawcett

Source: andrafawcett

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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  • Prep time 10 minutes
  • Cook time 20-30 minutes
  • Portion size 4-5


  • 375 g 375gpenne pasta
  • 2 large 2largeoniononions, chopped
  • 1 lb 1lbground lamb
  • 1/4 cups 1/4cupsclarified butter
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspfreshly cracked pepper
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspcinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspnutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspallspice
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspclovecloves
  • 3 3eggeggs, (optional)
  • 3/4 cups 3/4cupsgrated mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupwater
  • 1 cup 1cuptomato soup or tomato juice
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspvinegar
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Boil the Penne as normal, rinse, drain & set aside. Saute the onion in clarified butter (ghee) & add the ground lamb until brown all over ( approx 10 minutes). Combine all the spices above and add to the meat & onion mixture. Add the vinegar, tomato soup & water. Cover and simmer gently until meat is tender. Spread 1/2 Penne over bottom of casserole dish, then cover with lamb mixture & again with the penne pasta. Beat the eggs & pour over top of pasta, allowing it to seep through entire mixture. Cover with grated cheese and Bake at 400F for 30 minutes. Serve and enjoy!!!!

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