Appetizer/Small Plates Entrées

Mac and Cheese Waffles

Preparation Time: 30 minutes Cooking Time: 15-20 minutes
  • 10 Portions

INGREDIENTS:

Macaroni Base

 

Whole-wheat macaroni Pasta, dried

450 g

Butter, salted

120 g

Flour, cake

60 g

Milk, low-fat

900 ml

Nestlé Chili Garlic Salad Dressing

100 ml

Cheddar, grated

150 g

Emmenthal, grated

80 g

Salt, fine

2 ml

Pepper, black, fine

2 ml

 

 

Spicy Bacon Crumble

 

Streaky Bacon, diced

200 g

Olive Oil, extra virgin

30 ml

Nestlé Chili Garlic Salad Dressing

50 ml

 

 

Chili Garlic Creme

 

Nestlé Chili Garlic Salad Dressing

200 ml

Sour Cream

100 ml

 

Method

  1. For the waffles: Bring a large pot of salted water to a rapid boil and add the dried pasta. Cook the pasta according to manufacturer’s instructions to yield an al dente pasta.
  2. Rinse the pasta in cold water and set aside.
  3. Melt the butter in a large pot over a medium heat.
  4. Add the flour and cook for 4-5 minutes to create a blonde roux.
  5. Slowly pour in half of the milk whilst whisking continuously. Once the mixture is smooth, add the remaining milk and Nestlé Chili Garlic Salad Dressing, then bring to a slow simmer.
  6. Continue to simmer until the mixture thickens.
  7. Remove from the heat and stir in the cheese and seasonings.
  8. Combine the cooled pasta with the cheese sauce and mix well.
  9. Brush a waffle iron liberally with oil and heat well. Scoop enough mixture to cover ¾ of the surface of the iron and close.
  10. Bake for approximately 5-8 minutes (depending on the manufacturer) until the waffle is crisp and comes loose readily.
  11. For the bacon crumble: Pre-heat the oven to 180°C.
  12. Place the bacon crumble on a lined baking tray in a single layer.
  13. Sprinkle the bacon with the oil.
  14. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the bacon starts to crisp.
  15. Pour over the Nestlé Chili Garlic Salad Dressing and stir through.
  16. Turn the grill function of the oven on high and grill for 3-5 minutes until crisp.
  17. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
  18. For the Chili Garlic Crème, combine the Nestlé Chili Garlic Salad Dressing with the sour cream and stir until well blended.
  19. Serve the waffles by topping each waffle with bacon crumble and chili garlic crème.