Mac and cheese

Mac and cheese

Sebastian, firefighter


„An all-time American classic - easily and quickly prepared!“

Difficulty

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

Ingredients

Servings:-4+
400 g
macaroni
400 ml
milk
150 g
bacon (streaky)
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
  • 400 g macaroni
  • 400 ml milk
  • 150 g bacon (streaky)
  • 150 g Gouda cheese (grated)
  • 50 g Parmesan cheese (grated)
  • 50 g butter
  • 50 g flour
  • 0.5 tsp nutmeg
  • salt
  • pepper
  • butter for greasing

Utensils

  • baking dish
  • oven
  • large bowl
  • small frying pan
  • cooking spoon
  • 2 large sauce pans
  • cutting board
  • knife

Enjoy with

Chardonnay Friuli, 2012
This dish goes well with a fine fruity, refreshing, and aromatic wine. With their citrus and apple flavors, Chardonnays convey lightness and freshness.

Nutrition per serving

Cal
1017
Protein
30g
Fat
62g
Carb
85g

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 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.
  • 150 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 butter
  • 50 flour
  • 400 ml milk
  • 0.5 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 Gouda cheese
  • 50 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.