Zoë's Macaroni and Cheese

Yield: One Large Dish


  • 2L Water
  • 30ml Salt
  • 2 cups Macaroni
  • 45ml Butter
  • 5ml Dried Italian Herbs
  • 45ml Flour
  • 1L Full Cream Milk
  • 5ml Salt
  • 2.5ml Black Pepper
  • 250ml Cheddar Cheese, grated
  • 30ml Tomato Paste
  • 250gr Bacon, chopped and cooked


  1. In a pot place the water and salt and bring this to the boil, add the macaroni and cook until al dente, firm to the bite.
  2. In a small saucepan melt the butter with the dried herbs.
  3. Add the flour to make a roux, mixing well. Add the milk, all at one time, whisking the whole time.
  4. Cook the sauce, till it begins to thicken.
  5. Season with salt and pepper and add the cheese.
  6. Reduce the heat and add the tomato paste and bacon.
  7. Place into an oven dish, topped with sliced tomato and breadcrumbs. Sprinkle with feta.
  8. Brown under the grill for a few minutes, until cheese is melted and golden.