Crack -n- Cheese

Angela Pietrantonio

By
@mrsjoepie

One of the best mac-n-cheese recipe's I ever made!

Recipe source~ azestybite.com


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Serves:

10

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

40 Min

Ingredients

FOR THE MAC

8 oz
elbow macaroni
1 tsp
salt
4 qt
water

MIX-INS

8 slice
bacon
1 large
onion, chopped
4
garlic cloves, chopped

CHEESE SAUCE

8 oz
shredded cheddar cheese
4 oz
cream cheese
4 Tbsp
butter
4 Tbsp
flour
3 c
milk
2 tsp
paprika
1 tsp
pepper
1/2 tsp
salt
4 oz
shredded cheddar cheese
2 tsp
paprika
1/4 c
bread crumbs

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 400*.

In large saucepan, bring water to boil. Boil elbow's for 6 minutes; drain, set aside. Meanwhile, cook bacon until crisp (I use the oven method, 20 minutes). Drain and reserve 2 tbsp. fat. Chop bacon into bite size pieces.
Pour reserved bacon drippings into saucepan and cook until onions are browned but still crunchy, they will soften while baking. Add garlic and cook 1 minute longer. Remove from heat and place onion mixture aside.
2
Cheese Sauce:

In same large saucepan, melt the butter over low heat, whisk in flour and cook for 3 minutes. Slowly combine milk, whisking to keep sauce from getting lumps. Cook for 5 minutes or until sauce thickens. Stir in cream cheese and whisk thoroughly. Stir in shredded cheddar cheese and seasonings. Remove from heat.
3
Stir elbow's, onion mixture and bacon into cheese mixture. Pour mixture into a 13x9-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with shredded cheddar, paprika and bread crumbs. Bake in oven for 20 minutes or until cheese is browned.

10 points per serving

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