Baked Macaroni and Cheese with Bolognese

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13Ingredients
65Minutes
870Calories

Ingredients
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  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 3 slices bacon (chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 18 ounces tomato & basil pasta sauce
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • 3 tablespoons fresh flat leaf parsley (chopped)
  • 13 1/4 ounces macaroni
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 4 cups milk
  • 3 ounces cheddar cheese (grated)
  • 1 1/2 ounces parmesan cheese (grated)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 475°F. Heat oil in a large heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat. Add bacon and cook for 5 mins, or until browned. Add 1 clove garlic and cook for 1 min, or until fragrant. Set bacon and garlic aside. Drain on paper towels.
  2. Increase heat to high. Brown ground beef for 5 mins. Add remaining garlic and cook for 1 min, or until fragrant. Add pasta sauce and stock. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 20 mins, or until thickened slightly. Add 2 tbsp parsley. Season.
  3. Meanwhile, cook pasta in boiling salted water for 8 mins, or until almost tender. Drain.
  4. Melt butter over medium heat. Add flour and cook for 1 min. Gradually whisk in milk then cook until mixture boils and thickens. Add 1/2 the cheeses and stir until melted. Toss with pasta and bacon.
  5. Transfer 1/2 bolognese mixture to a large baking dish. Top with 1/2 pasta mixture. Repeat. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and place on a baking tray. Bake for 12-15 mins, or until browned. Serve sprinkled with remaining parsley.
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NutritionView more

870Calories
Sodium41% DV990mg
Fat68% DV44g
Protein82% DV42g
Carbs25% DV75g
Fiber20% DV5g
Calories870Calories from Fat400
% DAILY VALUE
Total Fat44g68%
Saturated Fat20g100%
Trans Fat1g
Cholesterol125mg42%
Sodium990mg41%
Potassium1140mg33%
Protein42g82%
Calories from Fat400
% DAILY VALUE
Total Carbohydrate75g25%
Dietary Fiber5g20%
Sugars20g40%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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