BLT Mac & Cheese

BLT MAC & CHEESE
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 2 Ratings
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Ingredients

1 - 32 oz. pkg velveeta block cheese, cut into large cubes
1/4 c butter
5 c milk
1 - 16 oz. pkg macaroni, elbow
16 oz cheddar cheese, sharp, shredded
2 c cherry tomatoes
1 - 9 oz. pkg spinach, fresh
1 lb bacon, cooked crisp & crumbled
1 c panko bread crumbs, italian seasoned

The Cook

Kimmi Knippel (Sweet_Memories) Recipe
Cooked to Perfection
Cullowhee, NC (pop. 6,328)
KimmiK
Member Since Apr 2011
Kimmi's notes for this recipe:
Mmmmmm a nice twist on Mac & Cheese!
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Directions

1
In large microwavable bowl, place cheese cubes, butter & milk. Microwave uncovered on High 8 - 10 minutes. Stir with whisk; microwave on High 4 minutes longer. Stir again; repeat microwaving until all cheese is melted & mixture can be stirred smooth, a total of about 15 minutes.
2
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cook macaroni in boiling salted water 3 minutes less than directed on box (macaroni should be firm). Drain; place in 15 x 10" (4 qt) glass baking dish. Pour melted cheese sauce over macaroni; mix well. Stir in shredded cheese, tomatoes & spinach.
3
Cover dish with foil; bake 30 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle bacon & bread crumbs evenly over top. Bake 5 minutes longer or until top is lightly browned. Cool at least 10 minutes before serving.
4
NOTES: A little chopped sautéed onion can be added for variety along with a little ground mustard.

The cheese sauce can also be melted in a saucepan on the stove in place of the microwave.
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user johnnie van voorhis curlymop - Jan 17, 2012
this sounds like heaven! i cannot wait to try. im really interested in adding the mustard!

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