Kids Macaroni Cheese
Macaroni and peas in a cheesy sauce, topped with a butternut squash and cheddar cheese crumb.
- Our range of kids meals is guaranteed to turn hungry little monsters into happy little monsters
- They're made just like you would at home: no nasty additives; no added salt; and at least one portion of veg in every meal. What's more, they cook from frozen in minutes.
- All of the meals for one are complete meals in themselves so there's no need to cook up anything extra
Also perfect for those with smaller appetites.
We use elbow-shaped pasta in this dish, which we partially cook to keep the pasta al dente for when it’s reheated.
The traditional cheese sauce is made by melting butter with flour to make a roux, to which we add milk, mature Cheddar and a touch of English mustard (top tip – a small amount of English mustard added to your cheese sauce will really bring out the cheesy flavour!). We then blend cauliflower florets to a fine powder, which we stir into the cheese sauce along with a handful of peas to add some colour.
The topping is made from butternut squash which is lightly blended and slowly cooked in olive oil until soft. We then mix it with more of our grated mature Cheddar and sprinkle over the top give a lovely cheesy finish to the dish.
|Typical Values||Per 100g||Per Portion|
|of which: sugars (g)||1.6||3.2|
|of which are saturates (g)||1.4||2.8|
AT COOK WE USE THE SAME INGREDIENTS YOU WOULD USE AT HOME.
We never put additives or preservatives into our food. We do occasionally use kitchen cupboard ingredients that include some additives in their sub-ingredients (for example Worcestershire Sauce used in our Spaghetti Bolognese, which contains Tamarind Extract). If you’d like to find out more about our ingredients, click here
Cooked Macaroni (33%) (contains: Durum Wheat Semolina, Water), Semi-Skimmed Milk, Peas (12%), Cheddar Cheese [Milk] (9%), Butternut Squash (5%), Cauliflower, Wheat Flour (contains: Calcium Carbonate, Iron, Nicotinamide (Vit B3), Thiamine Hydrochloride (Vit B1)), Rapeseed Oil, English Mustard (contains: Water, Mustard Flour, Sugar, Salt, Wheat Flour, Turmeric, Acidity Regulator: Citric Acid), White Pepper.
At our kitchen, we prepare food by hand using the same ingredients and techniques you would at home. We then freeze our meals at -35°C so it tastes freshly made when you cook it at home (no nasty additives or preservatives required). Most of our food can be heated from frozen (sometimes in minutes in your microwave). Check the instructions below.
These cooking instructions are only a guide. Your appliance may have a personality of its own (or a different power rating). Please adjust accordingly.
Steam may be released when removing film lid.
Gluten, Milk, Mustard
This product has been made in a kitchen that uses nut ingredients
The COOK Kitchen
Kent ME10 3HH
t: 01732 759000