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Irish Mac ‘N’ Cheese

Serves: 10

Prep Time:10 min

Total Time: 55 min

Recipe Ingredients

Macaroni, Penne Or Ziti Pasta, Cooked According To Package Instructions, Cooled
¼Butter 60mL
¾Finely Diced Onion175mL
½ Finely Diced Double-smoked Bacon125mL
Pinch Of Sugar
¼All-purpose Flour60mL
118% Table Cream250mL
1Bay Leaf
¼Ground Cloves1mL
1 ½ (6 Oz/175 G ) Kerrygold Dubliner Cheese, Grated375mL
1(4 Oz/125 G) Kerrygold Reserve Cheddar, Grated250mL
1(4 Oz/125 G) Swiss Cheese, Grated250mL
¼Ground Nutmeg1mL
Salt And Pepper To Taste
1Fresh Thyme Leaves5mL

Nutritional information

Per serving (1/10 of the recipe)
Protein22 g
Total fat27 g
Sat fat15 g
Cholesterol80 mg
Carbohydrates49 g
Fibre2 g
Sugar6 g
Sodium440 mg

Recipe directions

  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). In saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion, bacon and sugar. Cook, stirring, until onion is softened and bacon is lightly browned. Whisk in flour and cook 2 to 3 min., until mixture is thickened. Do not allow flour to brown. Gradually whisk in milk and cream, until no flour lumps remain. Bring to a simmer. Add bay leaf and cloves. Reduce heat to low and cook another 10 min., stirring occasionally.

  2. Step 2

    Remove saucepan from heat. Discard bay leaf from mixture. Stir in the Kerrygold Dubliner Cheese, Kerrygold Reserve Cheddar and Swiss cheese until melted; season with nutmeg, salt and pepper.

  3. Step 3

    In large bowl, combine reserved pasta and cheese sauce. Spread in casserole dish and sprinkle with breadcrumbs and thyme. Bake 15 min., or until heated through and edges are lightly browned.