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In my opinion, Mac n cheese is one of the worlds greatest comfort foods. There would be nights last winter where I'd come home from a rainy dark (and pretty packed) train commute home, and the thought of knowing my mums mac n cheese would be on the table, would literally warm me up, cheesy I know (see what I did there?)

It's not the most glamorous food in the world, and it certainly isn't the most low calorie (who has time to count?) but it's so delicious that it really doesn't matter. Plus, this little recipe is a bit of a quick way round- leaving the homemade white sauce to one side (although that is so straight forward you could easily substitute) and adding extra bacon and tomatoes for a naughty kick.

You will need:
1 x Packet of macaroni
1 x Packet of bacon (about 12 rashers)
1 x Supermarket cheese sauce (we use Waitrose Essential- amazing stuff)
1/2 Block of cheese
1/2 Packet of grated Parmasan
2 x Tomatoes
Some Lea & Perrins to taste

1. Start by frying your bacon until crisp (we like ours pretty 'well' done). In the meantime, bring a saucepan of water to the boil, and pop in your macaroni. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees (fan).
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2. Drain your pasta, and put your bacon in a tissue lined bowl (to absorb any messy oiliness) and break into small pieces.

3. Grate half of your cheese and put to one side. Empty your macaroni back into the saucepan, and add the cheese sauce to mix. Blend until all covered, and mix in the grated cheese (leaving a little to sprinkle on top), a little Parmasan and bacon, until evenly distributed.
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4. Empty your mixture into a clear cooking dish, and spread evenly out- adding the remainder of your cheese to the top (this makes it go a gorgeous golden colour in the oven, too).
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5. Chop your tomatoes into thin slices, and lay across the top of the dish and put into the oven. It usually takes about 40 minutes to cook, but keep checking after about half an hour- you want it to go a nice golden/light brown colour (scientific, I know) and to have a nice top layer of crunch.
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6. Serve up and lather in Lea & Perrins! Enjoy!

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(Print: C/O Ginger Pickle)

In my opinion, Mac n cheese is one of the worlds greatest comfort foods. There would be nights last winter where I'd come home from a rainy dark (and pretty packed) train commute home, and the thought of knowing my mums mac n cheese would be on the table, would literally warm me up, cheesy I know (see what I did there?)

It's not the most glamorous food in the world, and it certainly isn't the most low calorie (who has time to count?) but it's so delicious that it really doesn't matter. Plus, this little recipe is a bit of a quick way round- leaving the homemade white sauce to one side (although that is so straight forward you could easily substitute) and adding extra bacon and tomatoes for a naughty kick.

You will need:
1 x Packet of macaroni
1 x Packet of bacon (about 12 rashers)
1 x Supermarket cheese sauce (we use Waitrose Essential- amazing stuff)
1/2 Block of cheese
1/2 Packet of grated Parmasan
2 x Tomatoes
Some Lea & Perrins to taste

1. Start by frying your bacon until crisp (we like ours pretty 'well' done). In the meantime, bring a saucepan of water to the boil, and pop in your macaroni. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees (fan).
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2. Drain your pasta, and put your bacon in a tissue lined bowl (to absorb any messy oiliness) and break into small pieces.

3. Grate half of your cheese and put to one side. Empty your macaroni back into the saucepan, and add the cheese sauce to mix. Blend until all covered, and mix in the grated cheese (leaving a little to sprinkle on top), a little Parmasan and bacon, until evenly distributed.
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4. Empty your mixture into a clear cooking dish, and spread evenly out- adding the remainder of your cheese to the top (this makes it go a gorgeous golden colour in the oven, too).
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5. Chop your tomatoes into thin slices, and lay across the top of the dish and put into the oven. It usually takes about 40 minutes to cook, but keep checking after about half an hour- you want it to go a nice golden/light brown colour (scientific, I know) and to have a nice top layer of crunch.
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6. Serve up and lather in Lea & Perrins! Enjoy!

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35 comments:

  1. This looks delicious x

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  2. This looks so delicious! I have been wanting to make a good homemade mac&cheese recipe. I'll have to try this!

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  3. Ah this looks amazing! I can't wait for the long nights and warming foods to start up again :) x

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  4. Now this looks SO good. Need this in my life! xo

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  5. My boyfriend absolutely loves mac & cheese, can't wait to treat him to this later! x

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  6. Mac n cheese is definitely one of my guilty pleasures. This looks delicious!

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  7. Oh my, this looks amazing! Definitely bookmarking this post!

    Becca @ Beauty & Becca xo

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  8. Mmm macaroni and bacon! Sounds delicious
    Lauren
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  9. Thank you for the recipe! I love mac'n'cheese but I've never done it myself before, really want to though :) x

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  10. yum yum, that looks so good ♥. And no one has time to count calories :b. at least I don't have time haha

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  11. Macaroni cheese is one of my favourites! This sounds so good
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  12. This looks incredible!! I find adding a twist to the basics like this is the best way


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  13. This looks delicious , very happy that there is a recipe too , definitely want to make this , especially on a rainy day , that would be great :)

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  14. Loved this, my signature dish is macaroni and cheese, I can't be doing with bacon myself love the tomato idea though :p xx Emmi

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  15. This makes me feel so hungry! I'm going to have to make it

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  16. oh my this macaroni cheese looks lovely http://www.joannavictoria.co.uk/

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  17. oh wow, this looks so tasty! i am a sucker for bacon and mac n cheese:)

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  18. Oh man, this looks delicious! It's been too long since the last time I had mac and cheese.

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  19. This looks so incredibly delicious. Bacon in mac and cheese is always great, but I love how you added tomato too. I'm definitely doing that next time!

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  20. you're making me so hungry ! looks amazing. x

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  21. As a fellow mac 'n cheese lover (but then again, who ISN'T a mac 'n cheese lover?) this makes me very excited. Once the weather gets a little chillier I will most definitely be trying this!

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  22. mhhh looks great ♥

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  23. This looks so good! I love nights with proper homely food! x

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  24. Oh my gosh wow that looks amazing!

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  25. Well, it's safe to say that we will be buying some gluten free pasta & putting our own spin on this! This sounds SO yummy. Proper comfort food :)

    Eve & Faye x
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  26. HOORAY! This has to be our favourite post about mac n cheese ever :D Thanks so much for including our print! We're so delighted to know it has gone to such an AWESOME home! Defo going to give your recipe a bash to celebrate :) Thanks Olivia!xx

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  27. That looks absolutely amazing!! I have been craving mac n cheese for a while, this seems like a simple yet effective recipe =)

    Teffy { Teffys Perks Blog } X

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  28. oh wow this has made me so hungry
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  29. This looks so bloody good! Adding bacon sounds like such a good shout. xx

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