Hi everybody,

I did a food inventory of the cupboards and fridge/freezer last night and decided to make use of some things languishing in the cupboards.

Like walnuts.

I thought about making a cake with them, but the trouble with making a cake with nuts in is only I would eat it (my flat mate hates nuts), and I need to lose weight.

I remembered that once when I was at a book festival I had some beetroot and walnut pasta, so I decided to make something like that.

Here we go.

 

INGREDIENTS

300g Macaroni

250g Goats Cheese

500ml Milk

65g Butter

65g Plain Flour

300g Beetroot, diced

1 Large Red Onion, diced

50g-100g Walnuts, ground

125g Mozzarella, sliced

 

METHOD

Boil some water with a bit of salt and add the macaroni

Melt the butter in a separate pan, then add the flour and mix to a paste

Add the milk slowly, mixing as you go

Once the sauce begins to thicken add ¾ of the goats cheese and make into a cheese sauce

Once the pasta is cooked add the diced beetroot and onion and mix together, then add the cheese sauce and mix together

Pour out into an oven dish, then add the final ¼ of the goats cheese to the top

Add the mozzarella

Finally distribute the ground walnuts over the top to form a crust

Place in the oven at 200 degrees until crispy on top, about 20-30 minutes

 

 

 

Published by flodebtfreediary

Hello, I write about food, debt, saving money, mental health and social anxiety.

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