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mac & cheese with bacon & gravy

a recipe by
barbara lentz
beulah, MI

mac & cheese, bacon & gravy. what more could you want

serves 4-6
prep time 30 Min
cook time 1 Hr 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For mac & cheese with bacon & gravy

  • 1 1/2 c
    whole milk
  • 1
    bay leaf
  • 1 sprig
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1/4 c
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/3 c
  • 1/2 c
  • 3 dash
    whole milk
  • 1 c
    heavy cream
  • 3 Tbsp
    mustard powder
  • 1 1/4 c
    sharp white cheddar cheese
  • 4 oz
  • DISH
  • 6 slice
  • 1 lb
  • salt and pepper

How To Make mac & cheese with bacon & gravy

  • 1
    Gravy Add the milk to a saucepan and add the thyme and bay leaf. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat and let sit for 30 minutes. Remove the thyme and bay leaf.and discard
  • 2
    In a dutch oven add the butter. When butter is melted add the flour and whisk until browned a bit. Slowly pour the milk in and cook until thickened set aside.
  • 3
    Cheese Sauce heat the butter in a large sauce pan. Add the flour and whisk until browned a bit. Add the milk and cream and cook until thickened. Add the cheeses and cook until melted.Set aside.
  • 4
    Dish Cook the bacon until browned and crisp. Drain on paper towel then crumble. Set aside
  • 5
    Cook the macaroni until al dente and drain. Preheat oven 400 degrees. Stir the cheese sauce into lthe macaroni.
  • 6
    Place the macaroni and cheese in a baking dish and smooth out the top. Sprinkle on the bacon bits. Pour the gravy over top. Bake about 35 minutes.

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