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  • 250g Dried macaroni
  • 50g Unsalted butter
  • 6 Smoked back bacon rashers chopped
  • 50g Plain flour
  • 600ml Milk
  • ½tsp Mustard powder
  • 100ml Newman’s Own Ranch Style Dressing
  • 150g Mature cheddar cheese grated
  • 2 small bunches Vine cherry tomatoes


  • STEP 1

    Preheat the oven to 190ºC/ Gas Mark 5. Cook the macaroni in a pan of lightly salted boiling water according to pack instructions, for about 10 minutes. Drain and return to the pan to keep warm.

  • STEP 2

    Meanwhile melt the butter in a large pan, add the bacon and cook over a medium heat, stirring occasionally for 4-5 minutes or until the bacon is coloured. Stir in the flour and cook for one minute.

  • STEP 3

    Gradually stir in the milk, and stir over a medium heat, until the sauce starts to thicken. Stir in the mustard powder and most of cheese, reserving a little for the top. Stir until the cheese has melted, then stir in the ranch dressing and season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

  • STEP 4

    Stir the drained macaroni into the sauce, then transfer to an oven-proof dish. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese and place the tomatoes on top. Cook in the oven for 15-20 minutes until golden and bubbling.