Mac and cheese

Mac and cheese

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"Macaroni and cheese is an American classic with European roots—likely originating in Italy. Whether it's a ready-made meal or homemade take, topped with a breadcrumb crust or just stirred together in one pot, everyone has their own favorite recipe for macaroni and cheese and the variety is limitless. Here we show you a version with fried bacon and, to take it just over the top, extra cheese."

Difficulty

Easy 👌

Preparation

30 min

Baking

30 min

Resting

0 min

Ingredients

2Servings
200 g
macaroni
200 ml
milk
5 strips
bacon
75 g
shredded Gouda cheese
25 g
Parmesan cheese (grated)
25 g
butter
25 g
flour
¼ tsp
ground nutmeg
salt
pepper
butter (for greasing)
MetricImperial

Utensils

2 saucepans (large), sieve, cutting board, knife, frying pan, 2 cooking spoons, bowl (large), baking dish

How-To Videos

how-to-grate-cheese

How to grate cheese

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How to make an all-rounder roux

Nutrition per serving

Cal1017
Fat62 g
Protein30 g
Carb85 g
  • Step 1/6

    Cook pasta in plenty of salted, boiling water according to package instructions for approx. 5 – 7 min. Drain and set aside.
    • 200 g macaroni
    • salt
    • saucepan (large)
    • sieve

    Cook pasta in plenty of salted, boiling water according to package instructions for approx. 5 – 7 min. Drain and set aside.

  • Step 2/6

    Preheat oven to 180°C/ 356°F. Dice bacon into small pieces.
    • 5 strips bacon
    • cutting board
    • knife

    Preheat oven to 180°C/ 356°F. Dice bacon into small pieces.

  • Step 3/6

    Render bacon in a frying pan and set aside.
    • frying pan
    • cooking spoon

    Render bacon in a frying pan and set aside.

  • Step 4/6

    In a saucepan, melt butter, add flour, and stir until flour and butter are fully combined to form a roux. Add milk, stirring occasionally, until fully combined. Season generously with nutmeg, salt, and pepper.
    • 25 g butter
    • 25 g flour
    • 200 ml milk
    • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
    • salt
    • pepper
    • saucepan (large)
    • cooking spoon

    In a saucepan, melt butter, add flour, and stir until flour and butter are fully combined to form a roux. Add milk, stirring occasionally, until fully combined. Season generously with nutmeg, salt, and pepper.

  • Step 5/6

    In a large bowl, combine cheeses, then add two thirds of it to the white sauce. Add sautéed bacon and stir everything together until the cheese has melted.
    • 75 g shredded Gouda cheese
    • 25 g Parmesan cheese (grated)
    • bowl (large)

    In a large bowl, combine cheeses, then add two thirds of it to the white sauce. Add sautéed bacon and stir everything together until the cheese has melted.

  • Step 6/6

    Add precooked pasta to the cheese sauce and mix briefly. Pour everything into a greased baking dish, sprinkle with the remaining cheese and bake in preheated oven at 180°C/ 355°F. for approx. 30 – 35 min. until golden.
    • butter (for greasing)
    • baking dish

    Add precooked pasta to the cheese sauce and mix briefly. Pour everything into a greased baking dish, sprinkle with the remaining cheese and bake in preheated oven at 180°C/ 355°F. for approx. 30 – 35 min. until golden.

  • Enjoy your meal!

    Mac and cheese

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