Maccheroni pasta al formaggino (Italian mac and cheese)

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Time 12 Minutes
  • 200g maccheroni pasta
  • 6 formaggini (approximately 100g cheese spread wedges)
  • 20g butter
  • 20g Parmigiano Reggiano, finely grated
  • Sea salt

How to Make It
Step 1

Place a large pot with water on high heat and bring to the boil. Add a pinch of salt and maccheroni pasta to the boiling water and cook until ‘al dente’ – refer to the cooking time specified in pasta packet instructions. Drain the pasta, reserving 10 tablespoons (200ml) of the pasta cooking liquid.

Step 2

Place the formaggini (cheese spread wedges) and butter in the base of the pot (that the pasta was cooked in). Squash the formaggini and butter using the back of a spoon to create a paste. Return the pasta and reserved cooking water to the pot and toss to combine. Season with sea salt to taste.

Step 3

Divide the Maccheroni pasta al formaggino (Italian mac and cheese) into 2 portions. Allow to cool for 2 minutes, then serve with grated Parmigiano Reggiano on top. – Buon appetito.

Tip: This recipe is a favourite of all children – young and old (any many adults).

200g maccheroni pasta|6 formaggini (approximately 100g cheese spread wedges)|20g butter|20g Parmigiano Reggiano, finely grated|Sea salt

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