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Chicken mac ’n’ cheese with broccoli and cauliflower

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  • Nut free
  • Sesame free
  • Peanut free
  • High in protein
  • High in dietary fibre
  • Shellfish free
  • No added sugar

This quick and easy mac ’n’ cheese is so delicious, it’s hard to believe it’s made with only 5 ingredients. Keep the recipe up your sleeve when you need a speedy meal that really hits the spot.

  • Serves4
  • Cook time20 minutes
  • Prep time10 minutes
Chicken mac ’n’ cheese with broccoli and cauliflower


  • 350g macaroni or small-shape pasta
  • 500g leftover roasted vegetables or steamed vegetables
  • 425g tub creamy cheese sauce or thickened cream
  • 3 cups leftover roast chicken or turkey
  • 1 cup (80g) shredded parmesan or tasty cheese or pizza cheese

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  1. Step 1

    Cook the pasta in a large saucepan of boiling water following packet directions or until al dente. Stir in the roasted or steamed vegetables. Set aside until heated through. Drain.

  2. Step 2

    Meanwhile, preheat grill on high. Place the cheese sauce or thickened cream in a large ovenproof frying pan over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Add your leftover chicken or turkey and stir until heated through.

  3. Step 3

    Add the pasta mixture to the pan and stir to combine. Sprinkle with the parmesan, tasty cheese or pizza cheese and cook under the grill for 5-10 mins or until the top is golden brown and the filling is bubbling. Set aside to cool slightly before dividing among serving bowls to serve.

Nutrition Information

Per Serve

Energy: 3131kJ/749 Cals (36%)

Protein: 49g (98%)

Fat: 26g (37%)

Sat fat: 15g (63%)

Carb: 74g (24%)

Sugar: 8g (9%)

Fibre: 10g (33%)

Sodium: 1117mg (58%)