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Best-Ever Cheesy Bacon Macaroni Cheese

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The Gourmandize Team

A fantasticly quick and deliciously cheesy mac and cheese with bacon!

Rate this recipe 3.2/5 (122 Votes)

Ingredients

  • 250g macaroni pasta
  • 3 strips of bacon
  • 1 tbsp butter or margarine
  • 1 tbsp plain flour
  • 450ml milk
  • Grated cheddar cheese
  • Black pepper
  • Grated nutmeg or mustard powder

Details

servings 4
Level of difficulty Easy
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 30mins
Cost Average budget

Preparation

Step 1

Cook the macaroni pasta in hot water until soft and drain. Leave to the side.

Chop up the bacon into small rectangles and heat in a frying pan until golden brown. Leave to cool.

Step 2

Extra cheesy cheese sauce:
Heat the butter in a pot on the stove and then add a big tablespoon of flour and mix well. Sprinkle over some black pepper (even try a little nutmeg or mustard powder).

Cook on a low heat, constantly stirring for about 1 minute.

Step 3

Pour in about 450ml milk gradually and whisk well.
Bring to the boil, keep stirring as it thickens.

Step 4

Pop in a big hanful of grated cheese (I recommened three types of cheese for extra cheesy goodness).

Step 5

Add in the bacon and stir well. Then add the pasta and stir well again.

Step 6

Serve straight away :D

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Can put it in the oven, under the grill to crisp the top.

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