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.
- 07 Feb 2011
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
The Casserole That Ate Manhatten! Just made this, and felt the need to warn others - this makes a TON, and will not fit into a 9 X 13 pan without very careful heaping. I think the problem is that there's way too much pasta. Next time, I would half the amount of pasta, and keep the seasonings the same; the overabundance of pasta weakens the flavor when made as directed, resulting in a casserole that is surprisingly bland, considering the ingredients. I couldn't taste the adobo at all, and grabbed the salt shaker after my first bite, which I never do. All that pasta made it the broccoli, tater, bacon bites hard to find, too. May try this again with suggested changes, but not sure. If I do, I'll post again. - 21 Feb 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)