Dirty Macaroni

  • 15MINS
  • 35MINS
  • 275KCAL

Our version of the classic Croatian Šporki Makaruli uses lean pork mince and reduced-fat cheeses to keep the calories low. The herbs and Cajun spice give this dish a nice little kick and the crispy, cheesy breadcrumbs take everything to the next level! If you’re not a fan of pork, then this recipe would also work really well with lean beef mince instead.

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I only used half of the spices as I was told it was a bit herby and I am not a lover of Herbs, Very nice and easy to make will make again
Slow cooked
I used mince rather then pork and left in the slow cooker for 6 hours. It come out so soft and tasty that the kids want it again for tomorrows dinner .
Bake, reheat, batch cook… repeat.
Delicious. A family favourite but also a brilliant batch cook. I cooked this for my lunches and it was still delicious come Friday!
Fantastic recipe for all the family
This recipe is easy to follow, when cooking for the whole family (3 children under the age of 9) I use half the amount of Cajun spice! My kids love it and so do we!

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‘I don’t normally do the cooking but took the plunge as on holiday from work. Recipe was super easy to follow & family all thoroughly enjoyed. Did change it to penne pasta as had no macaroni & plated it on a bed of spinach’


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JulieTuesday 14th December 2021

Is Sage essential to dirty macaroni I am struggling to find this in the shops.


    HollyWednesday 15th December 2021

    Hey Julie, you can omit the dried sage and the recipe will still taste great! Hope that helps


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