Gouda Macaroni & Cheese with Bacon

serves 8-10
prep time 20 Min
cook time 5 Min
method Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 box
    (16 oz.) large macaroni, dry
  • 1 stick
    butter
  • 1/2 c
    flour
  • 3 c
    whole milk
  • 16 oz
    gouda cheese, grated
  • 2 tsp
    salt
  • fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 1 pkg
    (12-16) oz. bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 c
    panko crumbs
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How To Make

  • 1
    Boil macaroni until adente. Drain and rinse.
  • 2
    In a deep sauce pan, melt butter. Add flour and mix until incorporated with no lumps. Slowly pour in milk and heat until thickened.
  • 3
    Add in gouda cheese and stir until cheese is melted completely into the sauce.
  • 4
    Mix together macaroni, cheese sauce and bacon. Pour into a buttered baking dish and sprinkle with buttered panko crumbs.
  • 5
    Bake at 400 degrees just until panko has browned. (about 5 minutes)
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