Gourmet macaroni cheese

Gourmet macaroni cheese

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  • 12 rashers of streaky bacon
  • 2 T butter
  • 2 T flour
  • 275 ml milk
  • 125 Cheddar, grated
  • 250 g cooked penne pasta
  • 30 g Grana Padano, grated

Cooking Instructions

Preheat the oven to 180°C.

Pan-fry the bacon until crisp and set aside.

In a saucepan over a low heat, melt the butter then add the flour and mix to form a roux.

Add a little warm milk and stir until smooth.

Add the grated Cheddar and a cup of milk and cook gently, stirring continuously, until thick.

Alternatively, use 400g of Woolies' ready-made cheese sauce.

Cook the penne until al dente. Fold the sauce into cooked penne and spoon into a large ovenproof dish.

Tear the bacon over the macaroni and grate over the Parmesan.

Bake for 15 - 20 minutes, or until bubbling. Season to taste.

Cook's note: For a vegetarian option, leave out the bacon and add stir-fried, sliced button mushrooms instead.

Abigail Donnelly Recipe by: Abigail Donnelly
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  • Anastasia Freeman
    March 9, 2018

    Nice and easy!