Sunday, 27 March 2016

Secret Recipe Club: Prawn Mac and Cheese

This month for Secret Recipe Club I had Emily from Life On Food, there isn't a lot of information about her on her blog but I could guess she has a sweet tooth! I went for one of her savoury recipes though; Prawn Mac and Cheese. I love mac and cheese but had never though of adding prawns to the mix.

I changed the recipe a little, adding in kale as it needed using before I went on holiday. I also used up all the little bits of cheese in my fridge, but I have put the cheeses from the original recipe below. This was absolutely delicious and the prawns are a fantastic addition.

Prawn Mac and Cheese (from Life On Food)
(Serves 4)

250g dried pasta shapes
bunch kale, sliced
250ml milk
2 tbsp butter, divided
4 tbsp plain flour
170g Gruyere cheese, grated
110g cheddar, grated
salt and pepper
200g cooked prawns, halved
45g Italian breadcrumbs

Preheat the oven to 180C.

Bring some water to the boil in a large saucepan. Add the pasta and cook according to the packet instructions, adding the kale for the last 2-3 mins of cooking time. Drain well.

Meanwhile, melt the butter in a small saucepan and add the flour. Cook, stirring, over low heat for 2 mins. Gradually add the milk a little at a time, stirring in between each addition until thickened and smooth.

Remove from heat and add the Gruyere, cheddar, salt and pepper. Add the cooked pasta, and prawns and stir well to coat everything. Pour the mixture into an ovenproof dish.

Sprinkle the breadcrumbs on the top of the mac and cheese and bake for 30-35 mins until golden on top and the pasta is bubbling.


  1. This sounds like a wonderful comforting meal! Yumm!

  2. I don't like seafood but I'd gladly make this and leave it out or substitute with chicken!

  3. Glad you liked the mac and cheese. We eat a lot of mac and cheese at our house. Happy Reveal Day!

  4. This looks like a fantastic recipe. I love the classic favorite with seafood combination. YUM! Happy reveal day!

  5. Oh boy does this sound delicious!! Love the addition of prawns!

  6. How interesting! I have never added seafood to mac and cheese. It sounds delicious!

  7. This sounds like the ultimate mac and cheese!

  8. What's better than Mac and Cheese? Mac and Cheese with Prawns, of course.