bacon mac n cheese
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Bacon mac and cheese

A easy recipe for bacon mac & cheese. A family favourite dinner and a great midweek meal.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dinner, pasta
Servings: 4
Author: cookingwithmykids

Ingredients

For the bacon sauce

  • 1 medium onion
  • 6 + rashers of bacon
  • 2 to matoes
  • 1/2 tbsp BBQ seasoning
  • 400 g Pasta

For the cheese sauce

  • 40 g (2 tbsp) butter
  • 40 g (2 tbsp) plain flour
  • 500 ml (2 cups) Milk
  • 1 tsp Mustard powder
  • 150 g Cheese grated

Instructions

Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the packet.

    Prepare the bacon sauce

    • Chop the bacon, onion and tomatoes.
    • Fry the onions in a little oil until for a few minutes until they have softened. Add the bacon and fry for a further 5 minutes.
    • Add the tomatoes and BBQ seasoning and continue cooking on a low heat, stirring occasionally.

    Make the cheese sauce

    • Melt the butter in a small pan. Add the flour and stir into the butter until it is well combined. Cook for a minute.
    • Add the milk a little at a time stirring continuously as it thickens. I normally start with a tiny bit at first and only add the next bit when that’s fully combined as I find it stops it going lumpy.
    • Add the mustard powder if you have any as it will bring out the flavour of the cheese more.
    • Remove from the heat and stir in the cheese.
    • Combine everything together in one pot, stir, serve and enjoy!