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Joss Stone's Irresistible Mac and Cheese

Singer Joss Stone continues her tour of Nashville, before making her favourite soul food dish - an irresistible Mac and Cheese

Mac & cheese and soul beans

Mac & Cheese


  • 500g any small shape pasta you like, cooked

  • 113g unsalted butter

  • 1 white onion

  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard

  • 75g plain flour

  • 3 1/2 cup./ 830mls milk

  • 450g shredded cheddar cheese, 2 tbls reserved for topping

  • 450g shredded Gouda cheese, 2 tbls reserved for topping

  • 226g mozzarella ball

  • 120g plain or panko breadcrumbs2 tsp Italian seasoning

  • Salt and pepper, to taste


1. Preheat the oven to 180c2. Melt butter in a saute pan over medium heat. Add chopped onion and pinch of salt.3. Add flour slowly, stirring constantly, to thicken; add dijon mustard and milk. Season with salt and pepper. Whisk until incorporated and mixture thickens.4. Add cheeses, reserving a few tablespoons of each to top the casserole. Stir until melted.5. Add 500g cooked macaroni or any pasta you prefer.. Stir until combined.6. Pour mixture into a greased, large casserole dish.7. Add 225g mozzarella balls to top the casserole; snuggle some in the pasta and add the rest on top.8. Stir together breadcrumbs, Italian seasoning, and salt and pepper. Sprinkle about 120g breadcrumb mixture on top of the casserole.9. Add a bit more shredded cheese on top.10. Bake for 35 minutes, until bubbling and golden.

Soul beans


  • 3 cans Heinz baked beans

  • 3/4 cup or 150g dark brown sugar

  • 1 white onion, chopped

  • 1 tsp paprika

  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

  • 1/4 tsp pepper

  • 1/2 tsp onion powder

  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder

  • 112g of your favourite BBQ sauce

  • 3-4 tbsp yellow mustard

  • 114g butter, sliced into 12 pieces


1. Preheat the oven to 190 c.2. Pour canned baked beans into a greased casserole dish. Add brown sugar; stir to combine. Add onion; stir.3. Add garlic powder, onion powder, pepper, paprika, BBQ sauce, and cayenne. Stir until combined.4. Drizzle yellow mustard on top in a zig-zag pattern. Stir to combine.5. Top beans with butter slices.6. Bake for 30-35 minutes at 385. The casserole is done when brown bits appear on the bubbles!

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