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Bacon Mac and Cheese

Bacon Mac and Cheese

Michelle Boulé
Make Mac and Cheese fun with a twist on a classic with this Bacon Mac and Cheese recipe. You'll love this and make it time and time again!
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 908 kcal

Equipment

  • Baking Sheet
  • Saucepan
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Chef's Knife

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 Pound Dried Pasta Elbows, shells or Cavatappi preferred
  • ½ Pound Bacon
  • ½ Cup Butter
  • ½ Cup Flour
  • 1 ½ Cups Milk
  • 2 Cups Half and Half
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Tsp Paprika
  • 1 Tsp Ground Mustard
  • 2 Cups Sharp Cheddar
  • 1 Cup Cheddar Jack

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place bacon in an aluminum foil lined baking sheet and bake until crisp. Remove bacon from sheet and let cool on a paper towel lined plate. Crumble into chunks.
  • Cook pasta per package instructions until al dente. Set aside.
  • In a large pot or dutch oven, melt butter over medium heat. Add flour and stir together until fully incorporated. Cook roux until flour is cooked through and it has a slight nutty aroma.
  • Slowly add milk to roux mixture, whisking together so that it is smooth and fully blended together. Add is half and half.
  • Add in seasonings and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Whisk in cheese and stir until fully incorporated. Let simmer for several minutes until sauce thickens.
  • Add pasta to the sauce mixture and adjust seasoning as desired. Stir in crumbled bacon. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 908kcalCarbohydrates: 72gProtein: 30gFat: 56gSaturated Fat: 30gCholesterol: 141mgSodium: 684mgPotassium: 486mgFiber: 3gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 1435IUVitamin C: 0.7mgCalcium: 448mgIron: 2.1mg
Keyword Bacon mac and cheese
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