pigs in blankets mac 'n' cheese.


Now we’ve opened the first door of our advert calendar, dropped a few hints about pressies and booked that wreath making class. Is it finally December? The season for all things jolly, decking the halls and jingling bells. With that comes some of the best food back in the supermarkets too. Sprouts? Love them. Chocolate log? Can’t get enough. Pigs in blankets? An absolute must.


But when you aren’t conjuring up your Christmas roast, how else can you enjoy some classic pigs in blankets. I’ve created a festive twist on an American classic with this Pigs In Blankets Mac 'n' Cheese recipe. What more could you want in your macaroni cheese than extra little morsels of sausages wrapped in bacon? Bliss. Plus, it’s a great way to use up leftover cheese board too. Not that there is ever any leftover cheese in our household…

Shopping list.
♥ A pack of Coop Mini Chorizo in Pancetta Pigs in Blankets 
♥ 250g macaroni pasta 
♥ 500ml milk 
♥ One white onion, chopped 
♥ Two garlic cloves, crushed 
♥ 40g unsalted butter 
♥ 40g plain flour 
♥ 150g grated Coop Mature Cheddar, plus extra for the top 
♥ Salt and pepper to season

All available at your local Central England Co-op store

Preheat your oven to 200 degrees C. 

Step one. Cook the pigs in blankets according to packet instruction, for ten minutes.

Step two. Boil the macaroni pasta according to packet instructions, which should take around 10-12 minutes. Drain and set aside. 

Step three. Begin the cheese sauce by slowing cooking the onion and garlic in a large pan on a low heat. 

Step four. In another small saucepan, make a roux by melting the butter then slowly adding the flour. It should form to a paste like consistency. 

Step five. Pour in the milk to the roux slowly, whilst stirring on a heat with a wooden spoon. It should eventually form together to create a creamy sauce. Lastly add in the onions, garlic and cheese to make it an extra cheesy and delicious sauce! Season to taste. 

Step six. Combine the cooked macaroni, cheese sauce and pigs in blankets before pouring into the oven safe dish. Top with more cheese and black pepper as desired. Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden.

Have you tried the Mini Chorizo in Pancetta Pigs in Blankets yet? They are absolutely delicious - I'm not surprised they won an award. Would you ever make pigs in blankets macaroni cheese?

In collaboration with Central England Co-op


  1. Oh wow what a recipe! I love mac n cheese, so I'll be book marking this for next week if we have any leftovers!

  2. This looks absolutely delicious - I've been working on a version of pigs in blankets mac myself (with some additional extras) but I think I might have to wait until next Christmas to share it...

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