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Leek & Roasted Tomato Mac 'N' Cheese

Leek & Roasted Tomato Mac 'N' Cheese

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Prep Time

45 min



Cosy up to an oozy, golden mac and cheese. You'll flavour your rich pasta with sweet leeks and roasted tomatoes, bake until bubbling and serve with a peppery rocket salad. Delish!

Prep Time

45 min



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For 2 people (double for 4)
1 shallot
1 leek
120g cheddar cheese †
250g cherry tomatoes
Cornish clotted cream
1 pot of Cornish clotted cream (40g) †
Rocket salad
50g rocket
150g macaroni †
1 balsamic vinegar sachet (15ml) †
35g grated Italian hard cheese
35g grated Italian hard cheese †
1 Dijon mustard pot (5.5g) †
Panko breadcrumbs edit
30g panko breadcrumbs †
You Will Need
Oven-proof dish, butter, flour, milk, olive oil, pepper, salt

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 shallot
  • 1 leek
  • 40g cheddar cheese<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 250g cherry tomatoes
  • 1 pot of Cornish clotted cream (40g)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 50g rocket
  • 150g macaroni<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 balsamic vinegar sachet (15ml)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 35g grated Italian hard cheese<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 Dijon mustard pot (5.5g)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 30g panko breadcrumbs<span class="strong">†</span>
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 749 kJ
179 kcal
3502 kJ
836 kcal
of which saturates
9.1 g
5.7 g
42.4 g
26.6 g
of which sugars
16.7 g
2.9 g
77.9 g
13.5 g
Fibre 2 g 9.3 g
Protein 7.6 g 35.4 g
Salt 0.33 g 1.55 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 shallot
1 leek
40g cheddar cheese
pasteurised cows milk, cream, salt, vegetarian rennet, lactic acid culture
250g cherry tomatoes
cherry tomatoes
1 pot of Cornish clotted cream (40g)
Cornish cow's milk (100%)
50g rocket
wild rocket
150g macaroni
semolina of durum wheat (gluten), water
1 balsamic vinegar sachet (15ml)
wine vinegar, concentrated grape must, potassium metabisulphite (sulphites)
35g grated Italian hard cheese
pasteurised cow's milk, starter culture, salt, microbial rennet
1 Dijon mustard pot (5.5g)
water, mustard seed, spirit vinegar, salt, citric acid
30g panko breadcrumbs
Wheat flour (gluten), yeast, Salt
  • Allergens highlighted by † (milk, gluten, 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)

Preheat the oven to 220°C/ 200°C (fan)/ 425°F/ Gas 7

Boil a full kettle

Chop the leek[s] in half lengthways, then wash to remove any grit from between the leaves

Top, tail and slice finely

Peel and finely dice the shallot[s]


Melt 15g [30g] butter in a pan over a medium heat

Once melted, add the sliced leek and shallot with a generous pinch of salt and cook for 3-4 min until softened

Once softened, add 15g [30g] flour and stir with a wooden spoon for 1-2 min or until a sandy paste coats the leek – this is your leek roux


Meanwhile, add the macaroni to a pot of boiled water with a generous pinch of salt and bring to the boil over a high heat

Cook the macaroni for 7-8 min or until cooked with a slight bite

Once done, drain the macaroni and set aside until later


Whilst the macaroni is cooking, gradually whisk 300ml [600ml] milk into the leek roux, a little at a time, and cook for 5-6 min or until a smooth, thick sauce remains

Once you have a thick sauce, stir through the Dijon mustard, clotted cream and season with a generous pinch of salt and pepper – this is your leek béchamel sauce


Grate the cheddar cheese

Combine half the grated Italian hard cheese (save the rest for later) with the panko breadcrumbs and a drizzle of olive oil – these are your cheesy breadcrumbs


Add the drained macaroni to pan with the leek béchamel sauce

Add the grated cheddar cheese and remaining grated Italian hard cheese, season with a pinch of salt and pepper and give everything a good mix up until the cheese has melted


Transfer the mixture to an oven-proof dish

Top with the cherry tomatoes and the cheesy breadcrumbs and put the dish in the oven for 15-20 min or until golden and bubbling – this is your leek & roasted tomato mac 'n' cheese


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Dress the rocket with the balsamic vinegar and a drizzle of olive oil

Serve your leek & roasted tomato mac 'n' cheese with a generous grind of black pepper and the dressed rocket to the side


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