• 125g macaroni
  • 200g broccoli florets
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 4 bacon medallions, cut into pieces
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 150g lighter soft cheese
  • 200ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 198g sweetcorn, drained
  • 25g medium cheddar, finely grated
  • 20g fresh breadcrumbs
  • 7g fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 8 round lettuce leaves
  • 100g cherry tomatoes, quartered


  1. 1

    Preheat the grill to high. Cook the macaroni following the instructions on the packet, adding in the broccoli for the last 3 minutes.

  2. 2

    Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large frying pan and cook the onion for 5 minutes until golden. Add the bacon and cook for a further 5 minutes.

  3. 3

    Stir in the flour, then add the soft cheese, milk, sweetcorn, cooked pasta and broccoli. Cook gently for 2-3 minutes. Season with freshly ground black pepper and pour the mixture into a one-litre ovenproof dish.

  4. 4

    Mix together the cheddar, breadcrumbs and parsley, and sprinkle evenly over the macaroni. Cook under the grill for 5 minutes until golden and bubbling. Serve with the lettuce and tomatoes.

Nutritional Details

Each serving provides
  • Energy 1503kj 359kcal 18%
  • Fat 11.9g 17%
  • Saturates 5.5g 28%
  • Sugars 10.0g 11%
  • Salt 1.0g 17%

% of the Reference Intakes

Typical values per 100g: Energy 490kj/117kcal

Each serving provides

37.8g carbohydrate 5.8g fibre 22.4g protein

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