Mac and Cheese
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5 from 6 votes

Macaroni and Cheese

Traditional Italian Family Favourite Mac and Cheese!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4
Calories: 451kcal
Author: Amy
Cost: $10

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 20 g Butter
  • 100 g Cheese
  • 2 Tbsp Flour
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 4 Rashers Streaky Bacon, Diced optional
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • 250 g Pasta
  • 2 Tbsp Garlic infused olive oil

Instructions

  • Cook pasta as per packet instructions, drain.
  • Put garlic infused oil into a hot pan, add bacon. cook until golden. Add to pasta.
  • In a small saucepan add butter. once melted, add flour and mix until combined into a roux. Slowly add milk making sure well combined each time. Bring to boil then simmer until thickened slightly, then take off the heat.
  • Add cheese, salt and pepper to the milk mixture stirring until all all melted. pour over the pasta and combine well.

Notes

 
TIPS:
  • Try adding vegetables chopped finely to add more nutrition
  • This can be made in big batches and frozen for later for up to 2 months!
 
NUTRITION
Energy: 1889kj
Fat Total: 15.4g
Saturated Fat: 2.8g
Fibre: 6g
Protein: 21.6g
Cholesterol: 7mg
Sodium: 762mg
Carbs (Total): 53.4g
 
Alternatives:
Dairy Free - I replaced the milk for soy milk (not made from soybean) and used dairy free cheddar cheese
Fodmap Friendly - I suggest lactose free milk alternative as well as gluten free pasta (normal pasta is fodmap at 1/2 cup after cooking). Cheese is naturally low in lactose so there is no substitute needed.
Vegan - The same as dairy free and leave out the bacon
Celiac - Use gluten free pasta
Keto - Unfortunately the shops do not sell a keto alternative for pasta here. But here is a recipe made especially for keto! https://ketohh.com/cauliflower-mac-and-cheese/