With the chilly evenings upon us and convenience being King on busy days, what not give this tasty recipe from Mash Direct a try!

Preparation time: 10 minutes 

Cooking time: 45-50 minutes 

Oven temperature: 200°C (Fan 180°C), Gas Mark 6 

Serves: 4-6 


  • 2 packs Mash Direct Cauliflower Cheese Gratin 
  • 250g dried macaroni 
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil 
  • 1 red onion, finely sliced 
  • 100g smoked pancetta cubes 
  • 100ml cream 
  • 150g Mozzarella, grated 
  • 60g breadcrumbs 
  • 30g Parmesan, grated 
  • Freshly milled salt and black pepper 


• Preheat the oven to 200°C (Fan 180°C), Gas Mark 6 and grease a 35 x 20cm oven-proof dish. 

• Heat the Mash Direct Cauliflower Cheese Gratin in a hot oven for 10 minutes. 

• Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil and stir in the macaroni. Cook for 10 minutes, or until al dente, drain well. 

• Heat olive oil in a large frying pan and cook the onion until soft, then add the pancetta and cook until crisp. Stir in cream and bring to a boil, then remove from the heat and stir in mozzarella, macaroni and Cauliflower Cheese Gratin and pour into the oven-proof dish. 

• Mix the breadcrumbs with the Parmesan and scatter over the top. 

• Bake for 25–30 minutes, or until golden and bubbling. Serve immediately.

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