Mustard Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

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Ryan Rhodes Modified: March 21, 2022
Mustard Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

How To Make Mustard Macaroni and Cheese

Enjoy tender bites of this creamy macaroni and cheese, loaded with bacon and leeks, made bolder with mustard, then baked for a rich, golden dinner meal!

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 50 minutes
Total: 1 hour 5 minutes



  • 8ozcheddar cheese,(½ package), or to taste
  • 4back bacon slices
  • 8ozelbow macaroni,(1 package)
  • 1tbspbutter
  • 1tbspall purpose flour
  • 2cupsmilk
  • 2tspDijon mustard,such as Maille Dijon Originale®
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper,to taste
  • 1leek,trimmed, cut into thin rings


  1. Grate ½ of the Cheddar cheese, then cut the rest into small cubes.

  2. Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat for about 10 minutes, turning occasionally, until evenly browned and crispy. Drain bacon slices on paper towels.

  3. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

  4. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook the elbow macaroni in the boiling water for about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite. Drain.

  5. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the flour, then cook and stir for 1 minute. Stir in the milk gradually for about 6 minutes, then cook until the sauce thickens.

  6. Add the grated Cheddar cheese and Dijon mustard to the milk mixture. Season with salt and pepper. Stir the cubed Cheddar cheese and leek rings into the sauce.

  7. Pour sauce into the pot of macaroni, then stir well. Pour into a baking pan.

  8. Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes until bubbling and golden.

  9. Sprinkle bacon on top, serve, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 596.46kcal
  • Fat: 27.86g
  • Saturated Fat: 15.53g
  • Trans Fat: 0.79g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.99g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.69g
  • Carbohydrates: 54.67g
  • Fiber: 2.59g
  • Sugar: 8.99g
  • Protein: 31.39g
  • Cholesterol: 91.35mg
  • Sodium: 686.09mg
  • Calcium: 553.96mg
  • Potassium: 589.45mg
  • Iron: 1.67mg
  • Vitamin A: 248.35µg
  • Vitamin C: 2.68mg
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