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Mac 'n' Blue Cheese

Mac 'n' Blue Cheese

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Prep Time

45 min



What do you get when you make mac n'cheese with blue cheese? A whole lot of delicious, that’s what! We’re using beautiful British Stilton, which takes this pasta bake into Anglo-Americana territory. Served with roast broccoli for a bit of green with your blue.

Prep Time

45 min



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For 2 people (double for 4)
1 red onion
200g conchiglie †
1 broccoli
100g British pancetta lardons
30g walnuts †
50g stilton cheese †
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 red onion
  • 200g conchiglie<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 broccoli
  • 80g British pancetta lardons
  • 1 bag of walnuts (25g)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 100g blue cheese<span class="strong">†</span>
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 843 kJ
201 kcal
3521 kJ
838 kcal
of which saturates
8.4 g
3.4 g
35.2 g
14.2 g
of which sugars
19.8 g
2.3 g
82.5 g
9.5 g
Fibre 2.8 g 11.7 g
Protein 9.8 g 41.1 g
Salt 0.81 g 3.4 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 red onion
red onion
200g conchiglie
semolina of durum wheat (gluten), water
1 broccoli
80g British pancetta lardons
british rspca assured pork belly, salt, sugar, herbs, spices, preservatives sodium nitrite e250, potassium nitrate e252
1 bag of walnuts (25g)
walnut (100%). May contain peanut, sesame & other nuts
100g blue cheese
pasteurised cows milk, salt, lactic acid culture, microbial rennet, mould culture, lipase, firming agent: calcium chloride
  • Allergens highlighted by † (gluten, nut, milk)

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

Peel and finely dice the onion(s)

Heat a wide based pan with 1 tbsp (2 tbsp) of olive oil

When hot, add the pancetta and onion

Cook on a medium heat for 10 min or until the pancetta is crispy and the onion soft


Boil a kettle (used in step 3)

Cut the broccoli into florets

Add them to a baking tray, drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper

Put it in the oven for 15-20 min or until the broccoli is crispy on the outside


Add the pasta to a large pot of boiling water with a large pinch of salt

Cook for 8 min, or until al-dente

Once cooked, drain and allow to steam dry in the colander


Meanwhile, break up the stilton into small pieces

Bash up the walnuts (whilst still in the bag) with a rolling pin or other suitable implement until you have fine crumbs

Tip: Alternatively, use a food processor or pestle and mortar to break up the walnuts


Once the pancetta and onion are cooked, set aside in a bowl for step 7

Return the pan to a medium heat and add 30g (60g) of butter

Once the butter is melted, gradually stir in 30g (60g) of flour and cook for 2 min, stirring constantly

You should end up with a sandy textured, honey coloured paste - this is your roux


Whisk in 400ml (800ml) of milk gradually to the roux

Cook for 5 min, stirring continuously, until a smooth fairly loose sauce forms, then remove it from the heat


Add the stilton and pancetta-onion mix to the sauce

Stir in the pasta

Season to your taste with salt and pepper


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Transfer the pasta mix to your oven-proof dish(es) and sprinkle with the bashed walnuts

Cook in the oven for 5-10 min, or until the walnuts are coloured

Serve with the broccoli to the side


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