Pasta Croquettes with Bacon

Pasta Croquettes with Bacon

Yummy yummy Pasta Croquettes with bacon ! A perfect recipe to use leftover pasta.


  • 500gr macaroni or chifferi pasta
  • 150gr bacon
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 tbsps olive oil
  • 4 tbsps flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup beer
  • 1/2 green pepper, chopped
  • 250gr cheddar cheese
  • 250gr mozarella chese
  • 1/2 red pepper, choped
  • 1/2 yellow pepper choped
  • Half a cup of sweet corn

Ingredients for Frying:

  • 300gr all purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tbsps milk
  • 200gr breadcrumbs
  • 1lt sunflower oil


  1. Chop all the peppers into small pieces and have the sweet corn ready.
  2. Cook the pasta according to the directions and drain.
  3. While the pasta is left to cool you can start preparing the rest of the ingredients.
  4. In a pan add the olive oil and start frying the bacon, add the garlic and saute for about 3 minutes.
  5. In medium heat stir in the flour and slowly pour in the milk.
  6. Pour in the milk in about 3 portions, pour in, stir and pour again.
  7. Next add the beer, stir for a few minutes and the chopped peppers and sweet corn.
  8. With one hand keep stirring and with the other hand slowly add all the cheese.
  9. Add your drained pasta in a big bowl and add the cheese mixture over it.
  10. Mix well and let it cool until you prepare the rest of the ingredients.
  11. In three bowls separate your eggs, the milk and the breadcrumbs.
  12. If you like you can add salt and pepper in the flour.
  13. Prepare a baking tray to have on the side and start forming balls with the pasta mixture.
  14. Deep the croquettes one by one in the flour first and return to the baking tray.
  15. Using a fork start deeping each ball into the eggs and then in the breadcrumbs.
  16. Return all your pasta croquettes on the baking tray.
  17. You will have about 30 – 40 croquettes so if you like at this point you can freeze some of them for later use.
  18. Let the croquettes sit for about an hour.
  19. To fry the croquettes, heat the sunflower oil and fry each croquette for about 2-3 minutes.
  20. Serve warm and enjoy with a refreshing yogurt sauce!
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  • Arun

    Beer, bacon…you have got everything great in this recipe. Love the pic as well! Looks delicious!

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