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This is one is a favourite in our house. It is easy, made of basic ingredients. This is always a hit in our house for both the kiddies and for me! They love it and eat seconds and I get to spend minimal time in the kitchen cooking. Win win!

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My Favourite Macaroni Cheese
Serves 4
This can be frozen.
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
40 min
  1. 300g macaroni pasta
  2. 6 slices shortcut bacon, fat removed and diced
  3. 120g grated cheddar or tasty cheese
  4. Cheese sauce
  5. 50g butter
  6. 50g plain flour
  7. 600g milk
  8. 1 tsp mustard powder
  9. 1 Tbsp dried onion flakes
  10. 1 tsp garlic powder
  11. 1/2 Tbps dried parsley flakes
  12. salt and pepper, to taste
  13. 100g grated strong cheddar or tasty cheese
  14. 100g grated parmesan cheese
Then mix like this
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C.
  2. Cook the macaroni according to packet directions in a large saucepan. Once cooked, drain and set aside in the saucepan.
  3. Meanwhile, place the butter (50g), flour (50g), milk (600g), mustard powder (1 tsp), onion flakes (1 Tbsp), garlic powder (1 tsp), parsley flakes (1/2 Tbsp) into bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Cook 8 minutes / 90C / Speed 4.
  4. Once the sauce is cooked, combine it with the drained pasta, cheddar cheese (100g) and parmesan cheese (100g) in the saucepan. Stir to combine.
  5. Pour into casserole dish, top with cheese (120g) and diced bacon (6 slices diced).
  6. Bake in the oven for about 20-25 minutes or until the cheese is golden.
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