Macaroni cheese

This best-ever macaroni cheese is sure to be a family favourite.

Cuisine: Italian

Main Ingredient: Pasta

Category: Main

Difficulty: 5/10

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Macaroni cheese

Serves: 4
Oven temp: 350°F / 180°C / Gas Mark 4
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 55 mins


375 gramsPasta; elbow
175 gramsBacon; rashers, thinly sliced
2 clovesGarlic cloves; crushed
3 Green onions; thinly sliced
75 gramsButter
50 gramsPlain flour
4 cupsMilk
1 1/2 cupsFresh mozzarella cheese; grated
2 tablespoonsFresh parsley chopped
2 Tomatoes; thinly sliced
1 1/2 cupsBread crumbs; fresh, coarse
1 tablespoonOlive oil


1Cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling, salted water, following packet directions until tender. Drain. Transfer to a large heatproof bowl.
2Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Cook bacon in a large non-stick saucepan over medium heat for 5 minutes or until golden. Add garlic and onion. Cook, stirring for 2 minutes or until onion is soft. Add to pasta.
3Melt butter in same pan over medium heat. Add flour. Cook, stirring for 1 minute or until mixture is bubbling. Gradually stir in milk until smooth. Cook, stirring constantly for 8 to 10 minutes or until mixture boils and thickens. Stir in 1/2 cup cheese and parsley. Add to pasta and bacon mixture. Toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper.
4Spoon mixture into a 12 cup-capacity ovenproof dish. Top with tomato. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs and remaining cheese. Drizzle with oil. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until top is golden. Stand 2 minutes. Serve.
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