The ultimate macaroni cheese recipe

  • Serves 4
  • 20 mins to prepare and 5 mins to cook
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Customer recipe by Imogen Carr
Added 87 months ago

Bring a pan of salted water to the boil and, once boiled, add the macaroni. Cover with a lid and preheat the grill to high.

Chop the bacon into small pieces and fry in a non-stick pan. Add the peas when the bacon is starting to crisp. Once the peas have defrosted, stir in the soft cheese and milk. It should start to form a thick, creamy sauce.

Once the macaroni is cooked, drain it and add it to a large dish to place in the oven.

Stir the cheesy sauce into the pasta to ensure it's properly coated. Sprinkle over the grated cheese and place under the grill for 5 mins, or until the cheese has melted and started to brown and bubble. 

Remove from the oven. Eat, savour and enjoy!


Stir the macaroni occasionally to prevent it from sticking to the pan. Also, if the cheese sauce is too thick, add more milk.

Please note: this recipe has been created and uploaded by a member of the Tesco Real Food online community. Tesco does not test customer recipes so cannot accept responsibility for the content, validate the results or answer queries regarding them.

  • 400g dried macaroni pasta
  • 300g light soft cheese
  • 8 rashers unsmoked back bacon
  • 200g frozen peas
  • 100g grated cheddar cheese
  • 100ml semi-skimmed milk

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