Mac ‘n cheese ciabatta toasties with crispy bacon

Mac 'n cheese ciabatta toasties with crispy bacon

Carb-on-carb, cheesy, bacony deliciousness! These may well be the ultimate cure for the night before…

Mac 'n cheese ciabatta toasties with crispy bacon

Serves: 4

Carb-on-carb, cheesy, bacony deliciousness! These may well be the ultimate cure for the night before...

Ingredients

  • 125g streaky bacon, diced
  • 1 x 300g store-bought macaroni-cheese meal
  • 100g Cheddar, grated
  • small handful thyme leaves
  • 8 thick slices ciabatta
  • good quality mayonnaise, to spread
  • olive oil, to fry
  • butter, to fry

Instructions

1

Place the streaky bacon in a frying pan and fry over medium heat until crispy, about 5 – 10 minutes. Add the macaroni-cheese meal, the Cheddar and thyme leaves to the pan, and stir to combine. Place over medium heat to warm through and melt the cheese, about 1 – 2 minutes. Remove from heat.

2

Place the ciabatta slices on a surface and spread both sides of each slice with a layer of the mayonnaise. Top 4 of the ciabatta slices with the macaroni and cheese mixture and enclose with another slice to make 4 sandwiches.

3

Heat a glug olive oil and a knob butter in a large frying pan over medium heat. Fry the sandwiches, in batches if necessary, until golden brown on each side, 2 – 3 minutes per side. If the butter burns between batches, wipe out the pan and add more butter and oil. Serve immediately.

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