CHEAT'S MAC 'N' CHEESE
WITH 2 -MINUTE NOODLES!
SERVES 4 PREP 10 MINUTES COOK 10 MINUTES
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 brown onion, finely chopped
4 middle bacon rashers, trimmed, roughly chopped
1 tablespoon plain flour
4 x 72g packets chicken-flavoured 2-minute noodles
2 cups milk
1 cup frozen peas
1 cup grated colby cheese (see note)
¼ cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 Heat oil and butter in a large, deep frying pan over medium-high heat. Add onion and bacon. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until onion softens. Transfer 2 tablespoons onion mixture to a small bowl. Cover to keep warm. 2 Add flour and 2 of the chicken flavour sachets from noodles to pan (discard remaining sachets). Cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Reduce heat to medium. Gradually stir in milk and 2 cups water. Bring to a simmer. Add noodles. Cook, stirring occasionally to break up noodles, for 2 minutes or until noodles are tender. 3 Add peas and cheese. Cook for a further 1 to 2 minutes or until peas are bright green and tender. Add parsley and lemon zest to reserved onion mixture. Season with salt and pepper. Toss to combine. 4 Remove noodles from heat. Sprinkle with onion mixture. Serve. NUTRITION: (per serve) 2712kj; 34.2g fat; 18.2g sat fat; 27.9g protein; 51.6g carbs; 3.9g fibre; 82mg chol; 1652mg sodium.