Mac ‘n’ cheese with Clonakilty Blackpudding Crumb

Mac ‘n’ cheese with Clonakilty Blackpudding Crumb

Serves: 4Prep Time: Cook Time:

Dial up indulgence and add the unique taste of Clonakilty Blackpudding to your mac ‘n’ cheese.


Clonakilty Blackpudding 280g, cut into small chunks

2 tbsp butter, plus 1 tbsp melted

350g spiral or other short pasta

1 garlic clove, finely chopped

1 tsp English mustard powder

3 tbsp plain flour

500ml whole milk

250g  mature cheddar, grated

50g parmesan (or vegetarian alternative), grated


  1. Heat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Spread the Clonakilty Blackpudding chunks over a baking sheet, drizzle with the melted butter and season. Bake for 6 mins until crisp, then set aside.
  2. Boil the pasta for 2 mins less than stated on the pack, then drain. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a saucepan. Add the garlic and English mustard powder, cook for 1 min, then stir in the plain flour.
  3. Cook for 1 min more, then gradually whisk in the milk until you have a lump-free sauce. Simmer for 5 mins, whisking all the time until thickened. Take off the heat, then stir in the cheddar and half the parmesan.
  4. Stir the pasta and some seasoning into the cheesy sauce. Tip into a large ovenproof dish, or four individual dishes.
  5. Scatter over the Pudding and the remaining parmesan, then bake for 20 mins until crisp and golden. Can be frozen before baking – defrost thoroughly before cooking.