Mustard Macaroni and Cheese


Bubbling, golden, and irresistible, this macaroni cheese is topped with chunks of cheddar, leeks and crispy bacon. I found that recipe on a leaflet from Maille (one of the only Dijon mustard brands from the city of Dijon).

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
4 servings


  • ½ (8 ounce) package Cheddar cheese, or to taste

  • 4 slices back bacon (Optional)

  • 1 (8 ounce) package elbow macaroni

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 1 pint milk

  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard (such as Maille Dijon Originale®)

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 leek, trimmed and cut into thin rings


  1. Grate 1/2 of the Cheddar cheese; cut the rest into small cubes.

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

  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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

  5. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Add flour; cook and stir for 1 minute. Stir in milk gradually; cook until sauce thickens, about 6 minutes. Add grated Cheddar cheese and Dijon mustard. Season with salt and pepper. Stir cubed Cheddar cheese and leek rings into the sauce.

  6. Pour sauce into the pot of macaroni; stir well. Pour into a baking pan.

  7. Bake in the preheated oven until bubbling and golden, about 20 minutes. Sprinkle bacon on top.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

455 Calories
17g Fat
53g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 455
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 21%
Saturated Fat 10g 49%
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Sodium 582mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 364mg 28%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 426mg 9%

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

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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