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Macaroni Cheese with bacon & blue cheese

Macaroni Cheese with bacon & blue cheese

Swing for the fences with this home run of a dish – our recipe for Mac 'n Blue Cheese with Bacon intrigues in ways that entices even the pickiest of eaters. Presenting itself as an intense twist on a savoury classic, this blue cheese mac and cheese offers plenty in the way of tenderness and full-bodied flavours.

45 Min (minutes) 4 servings
Starchy Salty

ingredients

  • 25 g butter
  • 125 g elbow macaroni
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1 dl white wine (or chicken stock or milk)
  • 3 dl whole milk
  • 2 tsp mustard
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • Castello® Burger Blue
  • 150 g Castello® Tickler Extra Mature Cheddar
  • 150 g bacon

preparation

1. Cook the elbow macaroni.

2. Roughly dice half the bacon and finely dice the remainder then cook on a hot pan until crisp.

3. In a pan melt butter and whisk in flour. Add white wine (or chicken stock) and whole milk. Let it simmer until it reaches a thick and creamy texture. Add smoked paprika and mustard.

4. Remove the sauce from the heat and stir in grated Castello® Tickler Extra Mature Cheddar, half the crisp bacon and Castello Burger Blue. Stir in the cooked elbow macaroni and then put in a greased pan.

5. Top with the rest of the bacon and Castello® Burger Blue. Bake in the oven at 200° C for about 20 minutes or until the cheese takes on a bit of colour.

Tips & Tricks

This mouth-watering side dish is easy to prepare in advance and reheat, if you are inviting a large number of guests.