The Ultimate Comfort Food – Tomato Macaroni & Cheese

Posted: March 7, 2011 in Pasta

Sunday, it was raining. Surprise, surprise. The rain brings with it cooler weather. It has us wanting to curl up on the couch, after a big comfort feed. So when I asked my husband what he would like for dinner, there was no real surprise when he said Macaroni and cheese. It’s his favourite dish. A real comfort food, that warms you from the inside out. The catch was, that it had to be made with fresh macaroni. Mind you deal was, I cook the favourite dish, he clean the house and fold the washing. I also decided to serve it with freshly made garlic bread. Next time you are seeking good comfort food try this one out. It came from my mum and was a firm favourite growing up.

Tomato Macaroni Cheese
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Serving Size: 8
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Categories: Pasta

-= Ingredients =-
250 grams Macaroni ; (uncooked)
4 rashers of bacon chopped
30 grams butter ; (I just put a heap in don’t bother with the measuring!)
1 onion chopped
1 green capsicum chopped
2 tablespoons of flour
1 can of tomato soup
1/2 cup milk or water
250 grams grated cheese
salt ; and pepper

-= Instructions =-
Cook Macaroni in boiling salted water until tender, about 10 mins then drain (less if freshly made). Fry bacon until crisp, remove from pan, add butter and saute onion and green capsicum. Add flour, then soup and milk then stir until mixture boils and thickens. Add 3/4 cheese and stir until it melts. Stir through cooked macaroni pour into overproof dish, top with remaining cheese and breadcrumbs. Bake at 180’C until heated through (about 30 mins).

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