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Farmer J Mac and Cheese Recipe

Meet the Delicious Deli Mac and Cheese That's a Dinner Must

Comfort-food season — or Autumn, as it's more commonly known — is coming. There's nothing more comforting than a tasty, filling dinner on a cold night. When you're pressed for time and want to put a healthy spin on an old favourite, try this deli mac and cheese that only takes 30 minutes from raw to ready.

Farmer J Mac and Cheese

Farmer J

Farmer J Mac and Cheese Recipe


  1. 500g cooked short macaroni
  2. 200g grated grana padano Italian cheese
  3. 1 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  4. 2 teaspoons sea salt
  5. 1/2 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  6. 1 litre béchamel, chilled or in the jar
  7. 5 large kale leaves, washed and shredded
  8. 8 medium-size broccoli florets, blanched in boiling water for 2 minutes, then chilled under running cold water


  • Heat your oven to 200ºC.
  • Set aside 50 grams of grana padano for your topping, then place all the ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Toss the mixture gently until all the ingredients are uniformly mixed.
  • Empty the mix into a baking tray and use a spatula to level it off, then use the remaining grana padano to coat it.
  • Place your baking tray in the oven for 30-35 minutes; remove when the topping is golden brown, and enjoy.
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