Mac and cheese

Based on 226 ratings

Difficulty

Easy 👌
30
min.
Preparation
30
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-4+
400 g macaroni
400 ml milk
10 strips bacon
150 g Gouda cheese (grated)
50 g Parmesan cheese (grated)
50 g butter
50 g flour
½ tsp nutmeg
salt
pepper
butter for greasing
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • large sauce pan
  • sieve
  • oven
  • cutting board
  • knife
  • small frying pan
  • cooking spoon
  • large saucepan
  • large bowl
  • baking dish

Nutrition per serving

Cal
1017
Protein
30 g
Fat
62 g
Carb
85 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.
    • 400 g macaroni
    • salt
    • large sauce pan
    • 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.
    • 10 strips bacon
    • oven
    • 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.
    • small 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.
    • 50 g butter
    • 50 g flour
    • 400 ml milk
    • ½ tsp nutmeg
    • salt
    • pepper
    • large saucepan
    • 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.
    • 150 g Gouda cheese
    • 50 g Parmesan cheese
    • large bowl

    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.
    • baking dish
    • oven

    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.