Bacon and cheese macaroni

6 servings Prep: 5 mins, Cooking: 20 mins

Kids will love this take on a family favourite.

By Food24 August 11 2014
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Ingredients (13)

250 g bacon — streaky, cut into small batons
1 onion — finely chopped
400 g mushrooms — mixed, thinly sliced
600 ml milk
2 instant cheese sauce
5 ml dried oregano
nutmeg — ground, large pinch
125 ml cream — reduced fat
250 ml cheese — strong, grated
125 ml fresh parsley — coarsely chopped
250 g pasta — elbow macaroni or penne
salt and freshly ground black pepper
cheese — strong, grated, to serve
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Place the bacon in a heated saucepan and lightly brown while its own fat is rendering. Add the olive oil and onion and sauté until translucent. Add the mushrooms and sauté until they release their juices.

Whisk together the milk or half and half, sauce powder, oregano and nutmeg and add to the saucepan.Stir until it boils and thickens.
Remove from heat and stir in the cream, 250 ml grated cheese, the parsley and the cooked pasta and toss lightly.

Season to taste and serve, passing around a bowl of finely grated cheese and a pepper mill for the adults.

Reprinted with permission of I Love Cooking. To visit I Love Cooking’s blog, click here.

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