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Macaroni with Leeks and Bacon

  Macaroni 3⁄4 Pound (350 g)
  Leeks 3 Small, cleaned and chopped
  Streaky bacon 6 Ounce, de-rinded and chopped (175 g)
  Butter 2 Ounce (50 g)
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Plain flour 1 1⁄2 Ounce (40 g)
  Milk 1 Pint (570 ml)
  Cheddar cheese 6 Ounce, grated (175 g)
  Double cream 3 Fluid Ounce (75 ml)
  Salt To Taste
  Freshly milled pepper To Taste
  Freshly grated nutmeg To Taste
  Parmesan cheese 2 Tablespoon
  Breadcrumbs 1 Tablespoon
  Cayenne pepper 2 Pinch

1 Preheat the oven to 350°F (gas mark 4/ 180°C)
2 Lightly grease a pie dish.

3 In a large saucepan, bring water to simmering point.
4 Add in some salt and a few drops of olive oil.
5 Add in the pasta and bring back to the boil, cooking for 10 minutes exactly.
6 Transfer it into a colander and, rinse it under the cold tap.
7 In a pan, melt 2 oz butter (50 g).
8 Add in the leeks and bacon and soften over a gentle heat.
9 In another pan, prepare the white sauce with the butter, flour and milk.
10 Allow it to simmer very gently.
11 Into the prepared pie dish, transfer the pasta, leeks and bacon, mixing them well together.
12 Stir the grated cheese into the sauce.
13 Season to taste with salt, pepper and nutmeg.
14 Add in the cream.
15 Pour the sauce over the ingredients in the pie dish.
16 Sprinkle the top with the Parmesan, breadcrumbs and cayenne pepper.
17 Bake for 30-40 minutes till the top is nicely browned and the sauce bubbling.

18 Serve hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
75 Minutes
Ready In: 
85 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 2287 Calories from Fat 1164

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 131 g202.3%

Saturated Fat 54.4 g271.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 244.5 mg81.5%

Sodium 2561.7 mg106.7%

Total Carbohydrates 202 g67.2%

Dietary Fiber 11.3 g45.2%

Sugars 28.8 g

Protein 75 g150.7%

Vitamin A 132.8% Vitamin C 54.9%

Calcium 127.9% Iron 69.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Macaroni With Leeks And Bacon Recipe