Thursday, June 18, 2009

Macaroni Cheese

1/2 cup Fresh bread crumbs
20g Parmesan cheese, finely grated
1 tablespoon Fresh parsley, chopped
1 tablespoon Olive oil
300g Macaroni
175g Bacon, chopped
2 cups Milk
1/4 cup Thickened cream
50g Butter
1/4 cup Plain flour
2 teaspoons Wholegrain mustard
1 1/2 cups Tasty cheese, grated

Preheat oven to 180ºC (350ºF). Grease a 5cm deep, 17cm x 26cm (base), 6 cup capacity baking dish. Combine bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, parsley and 2 teaspoons oil in a bowl. Set aside.

Cook pasta in a saucepan of salted water following packet directions until just tender. Drain.

Meanwhile, heat remaining oil in a frying pan. Add bacon and cook until crisp.

Combine milk and cream in a jug. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add flour. Cook, stirring, for 1 or 2 minutes. Gradually stir in milk mixture. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until mixture thickens. Stir in mustard and cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for 2 minutes or until combine and cheese is melted.

Add sauce and bacon to pasta. Stir to combine. Spoon into prepared dish. Sprinkle with breadcrumb mixture. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden.

Source: Super Food Ideas

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