Macaroni and Cheese

  • Preparation Time15 mins
  • Cooking Time50 mins
  • Serves6
  • DifficultyEasy
60g butter
5 slices cooked streaky bacon, crumbled
150g crushed potato crisps
450g cavatappi pasta, cooked al dente
300g shredded Cheddar
Dash Worcestershire sauce
Dash hot sauce
Dash salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1L milk, warm
110g plain flour
50g freshly grated Parmesan, for topping
Heat oven to 180C/Gas 4.

Melt 110g butter in a large saucepot over medium heat. Add flour and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Whisk in the warmed milk and bring to a boil, continue to whisk constantly. The mixture will thicken as the heat increases. Continue to stir while adding

the dry mustard, nutmeg, cayenne, salt, pepper, hot sauce and Worcestershire. Stir in the 3 cups of Cheddar until it melts.

Pour the cheese sauce over the noodles and add to a 3.6L casserole dish.

Sprinkle the chips, bacon and Parmesan on top and bake for 35 minutes.

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