Kids Will Love This Mince N Mac Pie

If you’ve grown weary of thinking up new meals to make for your family, you’re not alone. Children can be notoriously hard to please; especially if you’re trying to get them to eat healthier foods (fish fingers and beans every night just don’t cut the mustard).
Two meals that most children seem to enjoy are shepherd’s pie and macaroni and cheese. Here’s a fast and easy recipe that combines these two favorites into a new, delicious meal that is sure to please the pickiest of eaters. Ladies and gentleman, may I present Mince ‘N’ Mac Pie:

What you’ll need:
2 tsps olive oil
1 onion, peeled and chopped
2 cloves of garlic, peeled and crushed
400g (14 oz) minced lamb
400g can of chopped tomatoes
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 tbsp sun-dried tomato paste
200g (7 oz) macaroni
1 large egg
150 ml (1/4 pint) Greek yoghurt
Salt and freshly-ground black pepper
60g (2 oz) cheddar cheese, grated
60g (2 oz) feta cheese, crumbled
2 ovenproof dishes

1) Heat the olive oil in a large pan, then cook the onion for a few minutes, until softened. Add the garlic and minced lamb, and then fry for ten minutes until meat is browned.

2) Stir in the tomatoes, oregano and sun-dried tomato paste, and cook another ten minutes.

3) Set your oven to gas mark 4 (180 degrees C). Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil and add the macaroni. Cook for about ten minutes until pasta is ‘al dente’ (tender, but still with a slight bite).

4) Beat the egg and mix with the yoghurt, seasoning well with the salt and pepper.

5) Spoon the lamb mixture into the ovenproof dishes. Drain the macaroni and spoon it on top of the meat, then pour the yoghurt mixture over the top. Sprinkle with the cheddar and feta cheeses, and then bake for 25 minutes until golden.

This delicious recipe is served with garden peas, or any favorite vegetables, and young and old alike will leave the table with full bellies and smiling faces.

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