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The Ultimate Mac Cheese Recipe

Time & Serves

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  • Serves: 4-6

Recipe Ingredients

Take your Mac Cheese up a level with this Ultimate Mac Cheese! Using HEINZ [SERIOUSLY] GOOD™ Mac Cheese Pasta Bake, mushrooms, chicken and bacon - this is a real crowd pleaser!

  • 225g San Remo Macaroni Elbows
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 200g boneless and skinless chicken breast, diced
  • 3 rashers bacon, chopped
  • 100g , trimmed and sliced
  • 500g jar HEINZ [SERIOUSLY] GOOD™ Tasty Cheddar Macaroni Cheese Sauce
  • 1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika (optional)
  • 1/2 cup grated cheese

Recipe Method

  1. Preheat oven to 190°C. Cook San Remo Macaroni Elbows in lightly salted, boiling water for 8-10 minutes until just tender. Drain. Return macaroni to saucepan. 
  2. While pasta is cooking heat a dash of oil in a frying pan. Add onion and cook over medium heat until onion softens. Add chicken and bacon. Cook for 5 minutes. Add mushrooms and continue cooking until mushrooms are soft and chicken is cooked. Add to macaroni. 
  3. Pour HEINZ [SERIOUSLY] GOOD™ Tasty Cheddar Macaroni Cheese Sauce over macaroni and stir to combine. Spoon into an ovenproof dish. 
  4. Mix panko crumbs, paprika and parmesan cheese together and sprinkle over macaroni cheese. Bake for 15-20 minutes until macaroni cheese is hot and the top is golden.


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