Classic Macaroni & Cheese with Crispy Bacon

  • SERVES 6
  • COOK 30 mins
  • PREP 20 mins


  • 500g Serena Macaroni
  • 125g butter
  • 125 flour
  • 750ml Full Cream Milk
  • 250g White Cheddar Cheese, Grated
  • 50g Grated Parmesan, plus extra for sprinkling
  • 200ml Cream
  • 1 Teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1 Tablespoon Sunflower Oil
  • 150g bacon, chopped
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste


  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
  • Bring 1 litre of water (per 100g pasta) to the boil and add salt to taste. Add Macaroni and stir occasionally. Cook for 7 minutes or until ‘Al Dente’. Drain and set aside.
  • On medium heat, melt butter in a pan and then add flour and whisk together until it forms a roux (+-3 minutes).
  • Stir in 250ml of milk until combined and then the next 250ml until all milk has been added.
  • Add grated cheese and parmesan and once melted and well combined, add the cream, nutmeg, salt and pepper to taste.
  • At the same time, fry bacon pieces using canola oil in a separate pan until crispy.
  • Place the cooked Serena Macaroni into a large casserole / oven dish and pour cheese sauce over the top. Add cooked bacon and grated parmesan to create a layer on top.
  • Bake for 30 minutes. Serve hot.

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