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Mac & Cheese for people who don’t like Mac & Cheese

Tired of the same old Mac and Cheese? Or maybe you just don't like it... Well either way give this yummy recipe a go and see if we've changed your mind!


  • 1 Onion, chopped fine
  • 1 tsp Diced garlic
  • 1 pack Diced bacon
  • 2 tbsp Flour
  • 60 ml Butter/marg
  • 250 ml Fair Cape Fresh Cream
  • 500 ml Warm milk
  • Mixed herb spice, or salt/pepper to taste
  • 3 cups Grated cheese
  • Paprika
  • 500 g Macaroni (or any beautiful type of pasta you like!)
  • Boiling water


  • Fry your bacon in a non-stick pan until beautifully brown (without burning), and then fry your onions and garlic in the bacon grease. Set aside.
  • Warm your milk in the microwave.
  • This next part requires you to move FAST. Melt butter in a separate pot on medium heat, and when completely melted, add the flour and quickly begin to whisk. It should form a paste consistency. (if too floury, add a little butter. if too much butter, add a little bit of flour).
  • Add a splash of your warm milk to the butter and flour paste, and whisk again to form a smooth consistency. Add a little bit of milk again, and whisk. Repeat this until all your milk is added.
  • Pour in all your Fair Cape Fresh Cream to your sauce.
  • Let your sauce cook for a few minutes, continually stirring.
  • Add your salt/pepper or dried herb spices to taste, and add ONE cup of grated cheese.
  • Cook your pasta, as normal in a separate pot. Drain pasta after cooking.
  • Add your bacon & onion mix to the cooked pasta, mix well. Pour over your sauce, and give it a good stir again.
  • Pour your Mac & Cheese into an oven-proof serving dish, and evenly place the rest of the cheese over your Mac & Cheese. Sprinkle a touch of paprika over it all – just enough to give a colour.
  • Bake in the oven at 180C until cheese is melted or browned (to your taste) and serve!


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Recipe by: Mama to the Power of 4
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