Recipe For Macaroni Cheese

I have joined another blogging group! Basically, I am doing this so that some of the blogs I write don’t need much thought. It is because I have been so busy, and because I am so far behind in blogging. The Crazy Cooking Challenge is Tina’s concept.

Every blogger who participates is cooking the same dish and posting their recipe at the same time. Using google as my search function and choosing pages from South Africa I came across Pessimist Incarnate and used Wayne’s recipe for Macaroni Cheese. Well, let’s put it this way, I used it as inspiration, as I left out one ingredient! Nevertheless, what I did tasted great, and I am sure that is what counts.

Macaroni Cheese
Macaroni Cheese
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Macaroni Cheese


  • 200 g macaroni
  • oil for drizzling
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper for seasoning
  • 250 g unsmoked back bacon chopped
  • 250 g grated mature cheddar cheese
  • 200 mls crème fraîche
  • 1 egg lightly beaten


  • preheat the oven to 180° Celsius
  • while the macaroni is cooking as per the packet instructions fry the bacon in a dry non stick pan
  • mix together the cheese, crème fraîche and the egg
  • drain the macaroni and drizzle with some olive oil to prevent it from sticking
  • season and then mix in the cheese mix
  • place in an ovenproof dish and bake for 20 minutes
  • allow to rest before tucking in


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I am submitting this recipe to Presto Pasta Nights, which is being hosted this week by Juli of Pictures of All My Princesses

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33 thoughts on “Recipe For Macaroni Cheese

  1. Macaroni cheese with egg, crème fraîche and bacon? Quite different from the standard macaroni. I love mac cheese in all shapes and forms and will have to give this a go without the bacon as am a vegetarian…sounds good…


    1. all recipes are posted on the same day at the same time – but do yours in any case! Thanks C, and have a super day 🙂

  2. Love your reason for joining blogging groups 😀 I definitely need a couple of those, I just get stuck some days! And yumm, I miss mac and cheese, vegan versions just aren’t even close…

      1. O, the horror! I am dairy and gluten intolerant, so I cannot jump into these recipes without so many alterations but that they scarcely resemble the original intent of the culinary designer! However, I have attempted mac n’ cheese with gluten-free elbow macaroni, and vegan cheddar and mozzarella (read it: soy cheese- blech!) with soy milk, and the results were…well…edible. Non-cheese cheeses are just sad, man. Sad 🙁

        Nice blog, Tandy.

        1. I have never tried a non cheese cheese before, but I can well imagine it is not brilliant! I am going to attempt a rye pasta soon 🙂 Thanks for the visit, and compliment 🙂

  3. This is a great recipe. I love the fact that you don’t have to make a cheese sauce but just mix the creme fraiche with egg and cheese and let the oven do the work for you. Definately a must try.

    P.S. I agree about the bacon but I love adding mushrooms and red pepper too ;o)

  4. Hi Tandy

    Glad my blog gave you inspiration!
    Thank you for the kind words and must say your version looks yummy


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