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
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
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!