BLT Mac & Cheese
|Categories:||Breads, Pasta, Italian, Other Main Dishes, Pasta Sides, Other Side Dishes, Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy|
|Collections:||Bring on the Bacon!|
|Keywords:||butter, cheese, panko, macaroni, spinach, cherry, FRESH, milk, tomatoes, cheddar, crumbs, Velveeta, mac, blt, sharp, seasoned, elbow, block|
|1 - 32 oz. pkg||velveeta block cheese, cut into large cubes|
|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|
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DirectionsIn 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.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.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.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.