Quick and Easy Teatime Mac n Cheese Recipe

AD| If you're a lover of pasta, you'll definitely want to make this recipe tonight! Something that is ready in no time, super quick and easy to make, and definitely delicious! As you may have seen on my blog, there have been a number of recipe ideas previously as I love to experiment with new ingredients, and I love cooking. For today's post, I was challenged by Batchelors to take part in the campaign is called #ThePowerOfThePea, to share the super-food values of the humble pea with the following recipe for a simple Macaroni Cheese.

Quick and Easy Teatime Mac n Cheese Recipe
Quick and Easy Teatime Mac n Cheese Recipe


6 Rashers Streaky Bacon, chopped*
1 tbsp Oil
250g Batchelors Marrowfat Peas*
4 Spring Onions, finely sliced into rings, including the green*
350g Macaroni*
50g Mature Cheddar Cheese, grated*

Cheese Sauce:
50g Butter
50g Plain Flour
500ml Milk
120g Mature Cheddar Cheese*
200g Cream Cheese*
Sea Salt and Black Pepper

Mac n Cheese with Bachelors 

1. Preheat a grill on the highest setting.

2. To make the Cheese Sauce, heat the Butter until melted and add the Flour. Mix together in a saucepan and cook on a low heat for 2 - 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat and slowly whisk in the milk. Place back on the heat, whisking continuously until the sauce has thickened, is smooth and is just coming to the boil. Remove the pan from the heat, stir in the Cheese, Cream Cheese and Nutmeg (if using) and season with Sea Salt and Black Pepper.

3. Fry the Bacon in the oil for 5 - 7 minutes until the Bacon is golden brown add the Peas and Spring Onion and cook for a further minute. Remove from the heat.

4. Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil and cook the Macaroni according to the instructions on the packet and drain.

5. Mix the Macaroni into the sauce, along with the Bacon and Pea mixture, check the seasoning and alter according to taste. Place in an ovenproof dish, top with Cheese and grill until golden brown and bubbling.

6. Serve with a mixed salad and enjoy!

Will you try this recipe out at home?

Check out some of my other pasta recipes including my Super Smoky Bacon & Spicy Tomato Pesto Penne Pasta Recipe and my Super Speedy Vegetarian Tagliatelle Recipe

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