Creamy Bacon Chipotle Mac n Cheese

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I wanted to make mac and cheese. Had some bacon that I needed to use and was also curious about using evaporated milk for more creaminess. Not only did it come out creamy but it was delicious. After eating this my husband said it was spectacular.

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What a unique take on macaroni and cheese. The evaporated milk does indeed make this very creamy. Bacon and chipotle give the mac and cheese a nice smoky flavor. Chipotle also gives it a kick of spice. This was so easy to prepare on the stovetop. No oven needed. If you're looking to ramp-up your traditional mac and cheese, give this recipe a try. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

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Serves:
4?
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 4 c
    uncooked pasta, I used elbows
  • 4 slice
    bacon, chopped (reserve bacon grease and no this is not dietetic)
  • 1/2 c
    chopped onion
  • 2 Tbsp
    all-purpose flour
  • 12 oz
    evaporated milk (measured 1 1/2 cups)
  • 3/4 c
    half n half
  • 1 Tbsp
    chopped chipotle (from chipotle in adobo sauce add 1/2 Tbsp for less heat)
  • 3 Tbsp
    adobo sauce (add 1 or 2 Tbsp for less heat)
  • 2 c
    cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 tsp
    black pepper

How to Make Creamy Bacon Chipotle Mac n Cheese

Step-by-Step

  1. In a large frying pan, fry chopped bacon. Remove from the pan but leave bacon grease.
  2. Add chopped onion and cook in grease.
  3. Add flour. Cook and stir for a minute.
  4. Add evaporated milk, half n half, chopped chipotle, adobo sauce, black pepper, and cooked bacon. On medium heat stir until thick. Make pasta.
  5. Lower heat to a simmer. Add cheese to the thickened mixture and stir until melted.
  6. Add cooked pasta to creamy cheese mixture. Enjoy!
  7. Update: Add broccoli florets and make this dish kinda healthy. :)

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