Sunday, 22 February 2015

mum's mac and cheese

Say helloooo to the tastiest mac and cheese you will ever come across in your entire lifetime.

Exaggerating I am not.

Seriously. This is the best mac and cheese recipe out there.

Listen, folks: firstly, it's got bacon. Secondly, it's cheesy. Super duper cheesy and creamy. Thirdly, you can cook everything in the one pot if you wanted to. So, basically, it won't leave you with a mountain of dishes to wash up afterwards.

This mac and cheese recipe is a staple food in this household. It's made on a regular basis (sometimes twice weekly, thanks to the cravings of certain people whom I live with) and I can't remember a time this recipe wasn't around. It's very easy to throw together and you can even get your kids to cook the entire recipe on their own. It's pretty fool-proof.

This mac and cheese isn't for the fainthearted as the ingredient list will tell you, but your tastebuds will thank you for it. This, people, is comfort food at its finest.

Mum's Mac and Cheese
serves 2-4

1 cup (125g) raw macaroni, cooked according to packet directions
2 tbsp butter
1 large white onion, diced
6 bacon rashers
2 tbsp flour
1 1/2 cups milk
2 cups grated cheese
salt and pepper, to taste

Melt the butter in a large saucepan and cook the onion and bacon. Add the flour and slowly add the milk, one third at a time, stirring and boiling the mixture between additions. Stir in the grated cheese and heat only until the cheese melts. Stir in the macaroni into the cheese sauce and season with salt and pepper to taste.


  1. Dear Grace, Homemade Mac n' Cheese is the best. It brings back many happy memories of when my kids were little...not only is a family-cherished meal, but it is so comforting. This sounds and looks wonderful. I would eat it all up! xo, Catherine

  2. Gotta love a Mac N cheese and it does look pretty good! Thanks for sharing with us for The Sunday Brunch Magazine, So nice to see you, Bel & Eliza x