About this recipe:This is an embellished macaroni cheese recipe that gets quite inventive, but yields comfortingly delicious results. Macaroni, diced bacon, broccoli and frozen potato rosti are baked together with cheese sauce till golden and bubbly. You could get creative and use other ingredients - such as diced ham instead of bacon, or cauliflower instead of broccoli.
450g macaroni pasta
6 rashers bacon
2 teaspoons butter
1 broccoli, cut into florets
1 small onion, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 teaspoon cajun or fajita seasoning
225g grated Cheddar cheese, divided
225g grated mozzarella cheese, divided
15 frozen potato rosti
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Fill a large pan with salted water and bring to the boil over high heat. Once boiling, stir in the macaroni, and return to the boil. Cook the pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain well.
Preheat an oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a 20x30cm baking dish.
Place the bacon in a large, deep frying pan, and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon on a kitchen paper-lined plate. Dice the bacon and set aside. Heat 1 teaspoon of butter in a frying pan over medium heat. Stir in the broccoli and onion; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes.
Whisk together the eggs, the remaining 1 teaspoon of butter, and milk in a large bowl. Season with salt, pepper and adobo seasoning. Stir in half of the Cheddar cheese, half of the mozzarella cheese, the broccoli mixture and half of the potato rosti. Place macaroni into the baking dish and pour the cheese mixture over the pasta, mixing well. Top with the remaining Cheddar, mozzarella, bacon and potato rosti. Cover with aluminium foil.
Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 40 to 45 minutes.
very easy, however i used sliced chorizo sausage instead of bacon and did not add the rosti but served them seperately as I like them crunchy rather than soggy. I also added some fresh chilli as I like my meals spicy. I think without that it may have been a little bland. - 18 Nov 2013