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Macaroni with Cheese Sauce Recipe

Macaroni with Cheese Sauce
Macaroni with Cheese Sauce

This recipe for Macaroni with Cheese Sauce serves 4 people.

Time required: 45 minutes
(15 minutes to prepare, then cook for 30 minutes)

Ingredients you'll need:

  • 60 g butter
  • 2 ½ cups of milk
  • ¼ cup of plain flour
  • 1 ½ cups of cheddar cheese, grated
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • 2 bacon, rashers, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 200 g macaroni

How to make Macaroni with Cheese Sauce:

  1. Preheat oven to moderate 180°C. Add macaroni to a large pan of rapidly boiling water and cook until tender, drain.
  2. Heat butter in a large pan; add onion and bacon. Stir over medium heat for 4 minutes or until tender. Add flour; stir over low heat for 1 minute. Add milk gradually; stir until mixture is smooth. Stir constantly over medium heat for 4 minutes or until mixture boils and thickens. Simmer over low heat for another minute. Remove pan from heat. Stir in nutmeg.
  3. Add pasta and 1 cup of the cheese to pan. Stir until combined; spoon into a greased 1.5 litre ovenproof dish. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top and bake for 20 minutes.

Recipe Notes:

Milk can be flavoured before use if you wish. Place in a small pan with a slice of onion, 6 peppercorns and a bay leaf. Bring to the boil. Remove from heat, cover and leave for 15 minutes; strain. Use as above.

(Sourced from Quick Short Recipe Cookbook - Family Circle)

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