Prep Time

15 mins

Cooking Time

40 mins

Serves

4


The perfect Winter weekend treat - bacon, cheesy pasta goodness that should be savoured with a nice glass of full-bodied syrah and your feet up. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 40 gms Mainland Butter
  • ½ cup flour
  • 2 cups hot milk
  • Sea salt & cracked pepper
  • 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
  • 200 gms macaroni pasta cooked al dente
  • 1 ½ cups Mainland Noble Cheese, grated
  • 200 gms chopped ham or cooked bacon
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley, optional
  • 2 tablespoons Panko crumbs

 

Method

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degs. Heat the butter until melted then add the flour and cook for 2 minutes until golden and sandy in texture.
  2. Gradually add the hot milk stirring until smooth. Add the mustard and seasoning then simmer for 5 minutes until creamy.
  3. Stir in in the cooked macaroni, 1 cup of the grated cheese and ham and spoon into an oven proof baking dish.
  4. Sprinkle over the panko crumbs and top with remaining cheese, bake for 20-30 minutes until golden and bubbling.
  5. Sprinkle with parsley and serve with seasonal greens.