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Salmon Mac n’ Cheese Serves 8


½ packet (250 grams) macaroni

3 cups reduced-fat milk

3 Tbsp cornflour

1 cup Edam cheese, grated

400g can salmon, drained

1 kg mixed frozen vegetables


  1. Heat oven to 200°C
  2. Boil the macaroni until just soft, then drainand set aside
  3. Heat the milk in a saucepan
  4. Wet the cornflour with a little water and gradually add to the simmering milk, stirring constantly
  5. Add the cheese to the sauce and stir through to melt
  6. Add the salmon and vegetables, mix well
  7. Place in a large roasting dish and bake for approximately 30 minutes or until hot through and golden on top

This recipe makes 8 generous portions. Leftovers can be refrigerated to make a great lunch the next day


Add chopped hard boiled eggs, a squeeze of lemon juice over the top, fresh or dried herbs

Add any other pre-cooked or frozen vegetables

Use canned tuna or smoked fish instead of salmon

This meal can be found in the Cheap Eats cook book put out by The Heart Foundation in conjunction with the New Zealand Federation of Family Budgeting Services. You can download a copy here: