Mac & Cheese

An all-time American classic – easily and quickly prepared!


Difficulty: Easy

Time: 30 min. preparation time, 30 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 1017 / Protein 30g / Carbohydr. 85g / Fat 62g

Ingredients (4 servings)

400 gmacaroni
400 mlmilk
150 gbacon (streaky)
150 gGouda cheese (grated)
50 gParmesan cheese (grated)
50 gbutter
50 gflour
0.5 tspnutmeg
butter for greasing


baking dish, oven, large bowl, small frying pan, cooking spoon, 2 large sauce pans, cutting board, knife

Wine Tip

Chardonnay Friuli, 2012
This dish goes well with a fine fruity, refreshing, and aromatic wine. With their citrus and apple flavors, Chardonnays convey lightness and freshness.

Step 1

Mac & Cheese

Cook pasta in plenty of salted, boiling water according to package instructions for approx. 5 – 7 min. Drain and set aside.

large sauce pan, sieve

400 g macaroni / salt

Step 2

Mac & Cheese

Preheat oven to 180°C/ 356°F. Dice bacon into small pieces.

oven, cutting board, knife

150 g bacon

Step 3

Mac & Cheese

Render bacon in a frying pan and set aside.

small frying pan, cooking spoon

Step 4

Mac & Cheese

In a saucepan, melt butter, add flour, and stir until flour and butter are fully combined to form a roux. Add milk, stirring occasionally, until fully combined. Season generously with nutmeg, salt, and pepper.

large saucepan, cooking spoon

50 g butter / 50 g flour / 400 ml milk / 0.5 tsp nutmeg / salt / pepper

Step 5

Mac & Cheese

In a large bowl, combine cheeses, then add two thirds of it to the white sauce. Add sautéed bacon and stir everything together until the cheese has melted.

large bowl

150 g Gouda cheese / 50 g Parmesan cheese

Step 6

Mac & Cheese

Add precooked pasta to the cheese sauce and mix briefly. Pour everything into a greased baking dish, sprinkle with the remaining cheese and bake in preheated oven at 180°C/ 355°F. for approx. 30 – 35 min. until golden.

baking dish, oven