Macaroni cheese with tomatoes

A satisfying family meal in three quick steps,with the help of some savvy shortcuts

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 30 minutes
  • Total time: 40 minutes 40 minutes

Serves: 4


375g essential Waitrose macaroni
3 essential Waitrose courgettes, coarsely grated
300g essential Waitrose half fat British crème fraîche
2 tsp dijon mustard
pinch freshly grated nutmeg
1 tbsp thyme leaves
125g essential Waitrose lighter mature grated cheese
100g essential Waitrose cherry tomatoes, halved


1. Preheat the oven to 220°C, gas mark 7. Cook the macaroni for 2 minutes less than stated on the packet instructions. Drain, reserving 1 tbsp of the cooking liquid, then stir the courgette through the pasta; set aside.

2. In a bowl, mix together the crème fraîche, mustard, nutmeg, thyme leaves, 100g cheese and the reserved cooking liquid. Season, then toss though the pasta until well combined.