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Cheesy Cheats Mac

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Cheesy Cheats Mac

Macaroni coated in a creamy cheese sauce, topped with crispy bacon and served with rocket leaves.




Ingredients to serve 2

  • 150g x macaroni
  • 150g x bacon bits
  • ½ x onion – peel & chop finely
  • ⅛ tsp x nutmeg
  • 150ml x cream
  • 75g x mature cheddar – grate coarsely
  • 40g x rocket
  • olive oil (from your pantry)
  • salt & pepper (from your pantry)
  • paper towels (from your pantry)

Ingredients to serve 4

  • 300g x macaroni
  • 300g x bacon bits
  • 1 x onion – peel & chop finely
  • ¼ tsp x nutmeg
  • 300ml x cream
  • 150g x mature cheddar – grate coarsely
  • 80g x rocket
  • olive oil (from your pantry)
  • salt & pepper (from your pantry)
  • paper towels (from your pantry)

Method

Step 1

Preparation: Boil the kettle. Prepare all ingredients as indicated above.

Step 2

Macaroni: Place a pot on medium-high heat and add the boiling water. When the water is at a rolling boil, add the macaroni and cook for 10 minutes. You want it al dente, which is slightly chewy and translucent. Drain and drizzle with a little olive oil to keep it from sticking together.

Step 3

Bacon bits: Place a pan on medium-high heat with a drizzle of olive oil. When hot, add the bacon and fry for 7-9 minutes until brown and crispy. Remove and drain on paper towels.

Step 4

Cheese sauce: Place a pan on medium-high heat with a drizzle of olive oil. When hot, add the onion with a little salt and sauté for 3 minutes until golden brown. Mix in the nutmeg and cook for 1 minute, then pour in the cream and cook stirring for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat, add 2/3 of the mature cheddar and stir until the cream and cheese are well combined. It should be a gooey consistency. Season to taste. Add the macaroni, mix through and cover to keep warm.

Step 5

Serve the cheesy macaroni topped with the bacon, the REST of the mature cheddar. Dress the rocket with a drizzle of olive oil, season with salt and pepper and serve on the side.



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