Mara Mac 'n Cheese

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Home Comfort Food with a Flavour Twist - Quick and Scrumptious - with Dulse flakes instead of Bacon bits! 

Serves 4
Time 10 mins prep, 25 mins cooking 

A go-to recipe for a tasty and nourishing meal at any time of the year. The addition of Mara's Smoked Dulse or Dulse provides colour and essential minerals. Think of the Smoked Dulse as providing a smoky bacony like flavour - but its vegetarian! You can also use unsmoked Dulse for a slightly milder flavour. 


  • 1 tbsp Applewood Smoked Dulse
  • 200g macaroni
  • 500ml milk
  • 100g grated cheese
  • 1 tbsp plain flour 
  • 25g butter 
  • 1tbsp mustard


  1. Bring a large pan of water to the boil.
  2. Add the macaroni, stir once and reduce the heat to just above simmering. Cook the macaroni until tender.
  3. While the macaroni cooks make the sauce. Melt the butter in a saucepan, add the flour and mix to a paste.
  4. Whisk in the mustard and milk and simmer until the sauce thickens, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add the smoked dulse and the cheese, reserving 1 tbsp or so for the top
  6. When the macaroni is ready, drain and place into a greased oven proof dish, pour over the sauce and stir to mix through. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top and put the dish in the oven or under a moderate grill until the cheese bubbles and melts.

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