Bubbling bacon mac and cheese

4 servings Prep: 25 mins, Cooking: 1 hr 10 mins

Bacon, mushrooms and tomato baked in creamy cheese-loaded macaroni.

By Food24 November 04 2013
4
SHARES
4.4k
VIEWS
Recipe Disclaimer
Tap for method
Tap for method

Ingredients (14)

2 cup pasta — elbow, cooked until al dente
3 cup milk
6 black peppercorns
2 bay leaves
1 onion — roughly chopped
60 ml butter
60 ml flour — cake
1½ cup grated mature cheddar
250 g bacon — shoulder, diced
250 g brown mushrooms — roughly chopped
salt and freshly ground black pepper — to taste
2 - 3 tomatoes — thinly sliced
1½ cup mozzarella cheese — grated
dried Italian herbs
Tap for ingredients
Tap for ingredients

Method:

Preheat the oven to 180ºC.

Heat the milk, bay leaves, peppercorns and onion together until almost boiling. Remove from heat and allow to infuse for 15 minutes (while preparing the other ingredients).

In a large pan heat a little oil and fry the bacon until crispy then remove with a slotted spoon. In the same pan, sauté the mushrooms until browned and softened. Add bacon back to the pan and set aside.

Strain the milk. In a medium pot, heat the butter and whisk in the flour making a roux paste (flour and butter) then add the strained milk and whisk continuously until thickened.

When sauce starts to bubble, take off the heat. Add the cheddar cheese and mix until well combined.

Season to taste.

Add the pasta, bacon and mushrooms to the sauce until evenly combined. Season to taste again.

Spoon into a greased medium ovenproof dish and spread out evenly.

Top with sliced tomatoes and sprinkle with lots of mozzarella. Season with some black pepper and dried herbs.

Bake for + – 30 minutes or until golden and bubbling.

Serve with a crisp salad.

Recipe reprinted with permission of BitsOfCarey. To see more recipes, click here.



New recipes on Food24

Next Post

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Food24 Team Loves

Newsletter

Get weekly access to our best recipes, tips and tricks

Sign Up

Login to your account below

Fill the forms below to register

Subscribe to Newsletter

Retrieve your password

Please enter your username or email address to reset your password.

Recipe Disclaimer

All recipe content is the responsibility of the party from whom such content originated. You agree that you use the content on Food24 at your own risk. Please read our editorial policy.