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Macaroni Cheese-Topped Ragù Bake

Macaroni Cheese-Topped Ragù Bake

Rating
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(3447 reviews from our customers)

Prep Time

55 min

Cuisine

American

For two classic comfort foods in one, you'll pack this rich, meaty ragù full of mushrooms and carrots for extra goodness, then top with creamy-mustardy macaroni. Easy-cheesy!

Prep Time

55 min

Cuisine

American

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Ingredients
For 2 people (double for 4)
Onion
1 brown onion
garlic-clove
2 garlic cloves
Cheddar-cheese
80g mature cheddar †
dried-oregano
1 tbsp dried oregano
macaroni
100g macaroni †
Carrot
1 carrot
beef stock cube (new5/18)
1/2 Knorr beef stock cube †
Balsamic-vinegar
1 balsamic vinegar sachet (15ml) †
chestnut-mushrooms
160g chestnut mushrooms
Dijon-mustard
1 Dijon mustard pot (5.5g) †
Rocket salad
20g rocket
Tomato-paste
1 tomato paste sachet (32g)
British beef mince 2
250g pork & beef ragu mince
You Will Need
Oven-proof dish, butter, flour, milk, olive oil, pepper, salt, sugar, vegetable oil

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 brown onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 40g cheddar cheese<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 100g macaroni<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 Knorr beef stock cube<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 balsamic vinegar sachet (15ml)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 160g chestnut mushrooms
  • 1 Dijon mustard pot (5.5g)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 20g rocket
  • 1 tomato paste sachet (32g)
  • 250g pork & beef ragu mince
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 758 kJ
181 kcal
3110 kJ
744 kcal
Fat
of which saturates
9.1 g
4.7 g
37.4 g
19.2 g
Carbohydrate
of which sugars
12.1 g
2.4 g
49.8 g
9.9 g
Fibre 1.1 g 4.7 g
Protein 12.2 g 50.2 g
Salt 0.95 g 3.9 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
1 brown onion
brown onion
1 garlic clove
garlic
40g cheddar cheese
pasteurised cows milk, cream, salt, vegetarian rennet, lactic acid culture
1 tbsp dried oregano
dried oregano
100g macaroni
semolina of durum wheat (gluten), water
1 carrot
carrot
1 Knorr beef stock cube
Salt, vegetable fats (palm, shea butter, sal butter), potato starch, sugar, beef extract (4%), yeast extract, flavourings, onion powder, caramel syrup, maltodextrin, parsley, carrots, spices (parsley roots, CELERY seeds).
1 balsamic vinegar sachet (15ml)
wine vinegar, concentrated grape must, potassium metabisulphite (sulphites)
160g chestnut mushrooms
chestnut mushrooms
1 Dijon mustard pot (5.5g)
water, mustard seed, spirit vinegar, salt, citric acid
20g rocket
wild rocket
1 tomato paste sachet (32g)
Tomatoes
250g pork & beef ragu mince
beef (45%), pork (45%), bacon lardons (10%)
Allergens
  • Allergens highlighted by † (milk, gluten, celery, sulphites, mustard)

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)
1 Cheesy Pasta & Ragu Pie

Preheat the oven to 200°C/ 180°C (fan)/ 400°F/ Gas 6

Boil a kettle

Add the macaroni to a pot of boiled water with a large pinch of salt and bring to the boil over a high heat

Cook the macaroni for 8-10 min or until cooked with a slight bite

Once done, drain the macaroni, reserving the pot for later

2 Cheesy Pasta & Ragu Pie

Re-boil half a kettle

Peel and finely chop the brown onion[s] and the garlic

Top, tail, peel and grate the carrot[s]

Tear the chestnut mushrooms into bite-sized pieces

3 Cheesy Pasta & Ragu Pie

Heat a large, wide-based pan (preferably non-stick) with a drizzle of vegetable oil over a medium heat

Once hot, add the chopped onion and cook for 4-5 min or until beginning to soften

Dissolve 1/2 [1] Knorr beef stock cube in 200ml [300ml] boiled water and stir in the tomato paste, half the balsamic vinegar and the dried oregano – this is your beef stock

4 Cheesy Pasta & Ragu Pie

Add the pork and beef ragù mince to the softened onion with a generous pinch of salt and pepper and increase the heat to medium-high

Cook for 3-4 min or until beginning to brown, breaking it up with a wooden spoon as you go

Add the torn mushrooms and chopped garlic and cook for 2 min further

5 Cheesy Pasta & Ragu Pie

Once browned, add the beef stock, grated carrot and 1 tsp [2 tsp] sugar to the ragù mince and cook for 8-10 min or until thickened – this is your ragù

Meanwhile, grate the cheddar cheese

6 Cheesy Pasta & Ragu Pie

While the ragù is cooking, melt 20g [40g] butter in the reserved pot over a medium heat

Once melted, add 20g [40g] flour & stir for 1-2 min or until a sandy paste forms

Add 200ml [400ml] milk gradually & whisk for 5-8 min or until a smooth, thick sauce remains

Remove from the heat, season with salt and pepper and stir in half of the grated cheese – this is your béchamel

7 Cheesy Pasta & Ragu Pie

Add the drained macaroni and Dijon mustard to the béchamel and mix well – this is your macaroni cheese

Transfer the ragù to an oven-proof dish (or individual ones) and top with the macaroni cheese

Sprinkle the remaining grated cheese over the top

Put the dish in the oven for 15 min or until bubbling and golden – this is your ragù bake

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Combine the remaining balsamic vinegar with 1 tbsp [2 tbsp] olive oil and toss through the rocket

Serve the ragù bake with the dressed rocket to the side

Enjoy!

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