Skillet Macaroni and cheese

Pat Duran


This recipe has been in my possession for about a year now- can't remember where I got it from-I just know that it is real good. Try it and see what you think.


★★★★★ 2 votes

4 -6 servings
25 Min
35 Min
Pan Fry


  • 8 slice
    bacon diced and cooked
  • 1 bunch
    (about 3/4 cup)green onions, sliced and some of the greens too
  • 1 lb
    cooked, spiral pasta -or your favorite
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    all purpose flour
  • 1 c
    plus 2 tablespoons cream or milk,warmed
  • 1 tsp
    dry mustard
  • 1 or 2 pinch
    ground red pepper
  • 1/4 tsp
    each salt and pepper
  • 1 c
    grated aged cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 large
    egg yolk, reserve white for another day
  • 1/ c
    grated gruyère cheese
  • 1/4 c
    panko crumbs

How to Make Skillet Macaroni and cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 375^ .
    In a cast iron skillet fry bacon and onion until bacon is crisp; remove and drain pieces on paper towels. Save drippings for another day.
  2. Cook pasta according to package direction to the al dente stage, drain.
    Melt butter in the skillet over medium heat. Turn down heat to medium low, and whisk in flour until smooth; cook, whisking constantly,about 2 minutes until golden brown. Slowly whisk in 1 cup of the cream, and cook for 3 minutes all the while whisking until thickened. Whisk in mustard salt, red and black pepper. Add 1/2 cup of the Cheddar cheese stirring until cheese is melted. Remove from heat. Add more salt to taste if necessary.
  3. Gently stir in pasta,1/2 the bacon and onions mixture and egg yolk. Stir in Gruyère cheese and remaining 1/2 cup of Cheddar cheese. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 of bacon and onion mixture over top. Drizzle with remaining cream; sprinkle with Panko and bake for 35 minutes-until golden and bubbly. Let stand 15 minutes before serving.

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About Skillet Macaroni and cheese

Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American

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