Macaroni with Leeks and Bacon

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Nov. 18, 2011

Ingredients

Macaroni 3/4 Pound (350 g)
Leeks 3 Small , cleaned and chopped
Streaky bacon 6 Ounce , de
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

Directions

GETTING READY

1 Preheat the oven to 350°F (gas mark 4/ 180°C)

2 Lightly grease a pie dish.

MAKING

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.

SERVING

18 Serve hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 75 Minutes
Ready In: 75 Minutes
Servings: 2

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 2287Calories from Fat 1164

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 131 g201.5%

Saturated Fat 54 g270%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 2561 mg106.71%

Total Carbohydrates 202 g67.3%

Dietary Fiber 11 g44%

Sugars 28 g

Protein 75 g150%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet