Baked Macaroni & Cheese w/bacon panko bread crumbs

Eddie Szczerba


Comfort food at the next level!! :)

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20 Min


25 Min




1 lb
elbow macaroni, cooked el dente
1 pkg
velveeta cheese/8 ounce
2 can(s)
campell's cream of cheddar soup
2 stick
butter, unsalted
1 pkg
cheddar cheese, shredded 12 ounces
1 pkg
panko bread crumbs
4 oz
parmigiano-reggiano, grated
1/4 lb
bacon, cooked crispy and chopped fine
1 large
shallots minced
2 Tbsp
all purpose flour
1 tsp
black pepper,cracked
1 qt
half and half

Directions Step-By-Step

Start by cooking the pasta el dente,don't overcook! Drain and set to the side.
Next,in a large non-stick skillet or pot melt one stick of the butter,saute the shallots until lightly browned and stir in the flour. Add the canned soup and half of the cream,wait until later when it's all mixed together to see if you need to add more cream if it's too dry. Next,add the shredded cheese and the grated cheese,keep simmering until it's all melted and gooey,add the chopped bacon,cracked black pepper.
Fold in the par-cooked macaroni and mix well.Check too see if you need to add more cream at this point.
Melt the other stick of butter and toss with the panko bread crumbs,sprinkle all over the top and bake for 35 minutes in a pre-heated 350 oven. Enjoy!! :)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta Sides
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtag: #Addictive