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20th Dec 2016

Cheese fest: Easy peasy smokey bacon Mac ‘n’ Cheesy


  • 1 Cup Pasta (Macaroni Or Shells)
  • 2 Smokey Rashers
  • 1 Level Tbsp Plain Flour
  • 1 Level Tbsp Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Whole Milk
  • 1 Handful Grated Parmesan (Or Other Cheese)
  • 1 (Generous) Pinch Of Grated Nutmeg

This super easy cheesy dish serves 1, double up on the ingredients if you’re feeling more social than a solo TV dinner. That said, sometimes there’s nothing more comforting than curling up on your couch, shitty telly on in the background, with a big fat bowl of something to hit the spot. Pour yourself a glass of vino and get stuck into Emma’s cheese-tastic dish…


Step 1

Pop the pasta in some boiling water with salt on a medium high heat, and boil away until al dente (takes about 10 minutes). Hardly rocket science.


Step 2

Slice the bacon into strips and fry on a pan with a little oil for about a minute or two.


Step 3

Put the flour and butter into a pot (I used the same pan I fried the bacon in as I wanted to cut down on washing), and stir together for about a minute to cook it through (don’t let it go brown).


Step 4

Start whisking the milk in bit by bit, only when the sauce thickens should you add more milk in. You may need a little more or less than half a cup. Make sure you keep whisking it so you don’t get any lumps. Keep it on a medium heat, not too hot.


Step 5

Whisk in the cheese.


Step 6

Whisk in the grated nutmeg. Have a taste of the sauce and add in a little more nutmeg if necessary, now is the time to season with salt and pepper. Be generous with the pepper.


Step 7

Now stir in the pasta and bacon, and serve immediately.


Step 8

Enjoy this comfort dish favourite, and possibly plan a trip to the gym in the morning.