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Mac ’n burger Blue Cheese and bacon

Mac ’n burger Blue Cheese and bacon

Swing for the fences with this homerun 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 4 servings
Cheesy Salty

ingredients

  • ⅞ ounce butter
  • 4⅖ ounces elbow macaroni
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • ½ cup white wine (or chicken stock or milk)
  • 1¼ cups whole milk
  • 2 tsp mustard
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • Castello® Burger Blue
  • 5¼ ounces Castello® Castello® Extra Mature Cheddar
  • 5¼ ounces 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 the butter and whisk in the flour.

4. Add the white wine (or chicken stock) and whole milk. Let it simmer until it reaches a thick and creamy texture.

5. Add smoked paprika and mustard.

6. Remove the sauce from the heat and stir in the grated Castello® Extra Mature Cheddar, half the crisp bacon and Castello® Burger Blue.

7. Stir in the cooked elbow macaroni and pour into a greased pan. Top with the rest of the bacon and Castello® Burger Blue.

8. Bake at 400°F for about 20 minutes or until the cheese takes on a bit of color.

9. This mouth-watering side dish is easy to prepare in advance and reheat for a big party.