Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Creamy Cheese Mac & Bacon


Every family has their favorite Macaroni & Cheese recipe. Some with meat, some without ... we love our meat, and a main meal, without meat, just would not work for us.

I've made this recipe for years and made no changes, ever ! Normally, I like to experiment, but according to the familia it's non-negotiable on this recipe .. 

It is a very rich meal and we have this on it's own or maybe with a light salad. This is also Dimitri's favorite and whenever he's asked to decide about dinner .. well, I just told you it's his favorite, so you know what his answer will be.

Here we go;

Creamy Cheese Mac & Bacon

3/4 bag (of 500g) Macaroni
250g Bacon bits (or use whatever you prefer)
1 Medium Onion, chopped finely
90ml Butter or Margarine
90ml Flour
750ml Full cream Milk
3 cups Cheddar, grated

1.) Boil the Macaroni in salted water until al dente
2.) Meanwhile fry the Bacon in a pan (if Bits are used, no oil is needed - if you use another type, just fry as you normally will, then chop into bite-sized pieces) Remove from pan and keep warm.
3.) Use the same pan as which the bacon was fried in and saute the Onion until soft and light brown. Add to the bacon.
4.) By now the Macaroni should almost be done - Use a 1 liter microwave container (I use a glass measuring jug) - melt the Butter/margarine in the microwave. Add the flour and stir well until a paste is formed.
5.) Add the Milk little by little, stir and scrape the bottom and sides to make sure all the butter, flour and milk are combined. Microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes, stir, make sure there are no lumps, repeat this same method twice more.  Then, microwave, 1 minute at a time, stirring after every minute until you are satisfied with the thickness of the sauce. (6 - 8 minutes)
6.) Add the Cheese in 3 batches to the sauce, stirring until cheese has melted after each addition.
7.) Drain the Macaroni and place in a large mixing bowl, add the Bacon & Onion, mix until combined.
8.) Stir in the Cheese-sauce,( place into a serving dish - if desired) and serve immediately.

This is a good one, people, do try it - you won't regret it !

Ciao till next time,

Linda

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16 comments:

  1. Thank you, it is very creamy (and saucy !)

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  2. MMM Looks great! Thank you for sharing on Thursday's Treasures Week 36. Hope you will join again next week. <3 and hugs! http://www.recipesformyboys.com/2012/05/thursdays-treasures-week-36.html

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  3. I love mac & cheese, but bacon takes it to another level. Oh yummy! Thanks for sharing on Fabulous Friday!

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  4. Everything is better with bacon, especially Mac & Cheese! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. My hubby would die for this (my babies are all grown up). He loves Mac and Cheese and Bacon (great combo). Just dropping in from the Crowded Kitchen to check this out. I would love to invite you to share this at Freedom Fridays. So hoping to see you there!
    PS I am now following you.

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    1. Thanks Evelyn, I have linked up a few posts and am following you now via Bloglovin !
      Linda

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  6. Mmmmm, my kiddos will love this! They love mac and cheese and to add the bacon, Hello? Isn't everything better with bacon. Thanks for sharing at Creative Thursday :)

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    1. It's been a favorite dish since my kids were little and they still love it ! (20 year old son and 18 year old daughter)

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  7. I better watch him or my hubby will be at your house for dinner. He loves Mac and Cheese but now with bacon (which I have never put in it) Thanks for sharing at Freedom Fridays. Have a super week!

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    1. Both of you are welcome, although, I might live a bit too far ... ;-) Enjoy the rest of the week Evelyn!

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  8. Yummy this looks so good. I need to try it soon.

    Love your blog

    Check out my food blog if you haven’t already :)

    http://www.thedailysmash101.blogspot.com

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  9. Great that you linked this in to Food on Friday - I have sorted out the duplicate link for you.

    Have a great week.

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  10. Pasta, cheese, bacon! I think this is the comfort food triumverate! I would love it if you would share on Tout It Tuesday. http://www.claimingourspace.com/2012/06/tout-it-tuesday-11.html

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    1. Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you next week.

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  11. This Creamy Cheese Mac & Bacon looks delicious. Thank you for sharing your wonderful food with us. It's 10:48pm and my mouth is watering reading this.

    Sincerely,

    Jeff

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