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Cheese fest: Easy peasy smokey bacon Mac 'n' Cheesy

Ingredients
  • 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…

Instructions

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.

Boil-the-pasta
Step 2

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

Fry-the-sliced-bacon
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).

Whisk-the-roux
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.

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Step 5

Whisk in the cheese.

Add-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.

Whisk-in-nutmeg-and-season-with-salt-and-pepper
Step 7

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

Stir-in-your-pasta-and-bacon-and-serve-immediately
Step 8

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

Yummers.

Written By

Emma Kenneally

Obsessed with all things food related, Emma is either thinking about food, talking about food, cooking food or eating food.

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