Mac and Cheese with Bacon

Mac and Cheese with Bacon

  • Preparation time

    5 mins
  • Cook time

    20 mins
  • Serves 4

With bacon, onion and a touch of mustard, this macaroni and cheese recipe is a very tasty twist on a classic. Perfect for dinner but even better as leftovers for lunch.

Dietary Information

Dietary and nutritional info supplied by NZ Nutrition Foundation.

Ingredients

  • Dried macaroni - 250 g
  • Butter - 50 g
  • Small onion, diced - 1
  • Rashers bacon, chopped - 2
  • Dijon mustard - 1 tsp
  • Flour - 1/4 cup
  • Milk - 2 cups
  • Salt - 1/4 tsp
  • Grated tasty cheese - 2 cups
  • Chopped parsley - 2 Tbsp

Method

  1. Preheat an oven to 180°C.

  2. Cook the macaroni as per the packet instructions.

  3. Melt the butter in a medium sized pot. Add the onion and bacon cooking for 3-4 minutes to soften. Stir through mustard then add the flour, cooking for 2 minutes. Slowly add the milk a little at a time until all combined. Slowly bring to a simmer and cook until thickened.

  4. Add the salt, 1 1/2 cups of cheese and 1 tablespoon of parsley, stirring through. Spoon into your ovenproof serving dish. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese and chopped parsley.

  5. Bake for 15 minutes until golden brown. Serve while hot.

PER SERVE • Energy 2866Kj • Protein 30g • Total Fat 39g • Saturated Fat 23g • Carbohydrates 52g • Sugars 9g • Sodium 799mg

Dietary and nutritional info supplied by NZ Nutrition Foundation