Macaroni cheese with white and green beans

Here's a re-make of a classic which has the cheese sauce thickened with pureed white beans.

Macaroni cheese with green beans recipe
SERVES 6
TIME TO MAKE 30 - 45 mins
MEAL TYPE Dinner
SERVES 6
TIME TO MAKE 30 - 45 mins
MEAL TYPE Dinner

Method

  1. Boil the pasta for approximately 10 minutes or until al dente in un-salted boiling water, drain and set aside
  2. Blanch the green beans in boiling water for 2-3 minutes or until just cooked, drain and set aside
  3. Puree the canned white beans until smooth
  4. Mix pureed beans with the milk and bring to the boil
  5. Remove from the heat and add cheese, stirring to melt
  6. When the cheese has melted mix the sauce with the cooked pasta and green beans
  7. Serve while hot
  • 2 cups
    small pasta shapes
  • 365 g
    fresh or frozen green beans, chopped
  • 1 can 
    cooked white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cups
    reduced fat milk
  • 1 1/2 cups
    Edam cheese, grated
Per serve
  • Energy
    1130kJ
  • Total Fat
    5.4g
  • Saturated Fat
    3.3g
  • Total Carbohydrate
    37.8g
  • Sugars
    4g
  • Dietary Fibre
    5.6g
  • Sodium
    151mg

Method

  1. Boil the pasta for approximately 10 minutes or until al dente in un-salted boiling water, drain and set aside
  2. Blanch the green beans in boiling water for 2-3 minutes or until just cooked, drain and set aside
  3. Puree the canned white beans until smooth
  4. Mix pureed beans with the milk and bring to the boil
  5. Remove from the heat and add cheese, stirring to melt
  6. When the cheese has melted mix the sauce with the cooked pasta and green beans
  7. Serve while hot