Bacon Mac & Cheese

1
Kathleen Morris

By
@Kat03

B-A-C-O-N and a wonderful combination of heavenly cheeses over pasta; can you say COMFORT FOOD?

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
4
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
1 Hr

Ingredients

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  • 6 - 7 slice
    thick sliced smoked bacon
  • ·
    salt
  • 2 c
    elbow macaroni
  • 1 1/2 c
    half and half
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter
  • 2 Tbsp
    all purpose flour
  • 4 oz
    gruyere cheese, grated
  • 3 oz
    sharp cheddar, grated
  • 2 oz
    blue cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 tsp
    freshly ground black pepper
  • pinch
    nutmeg
  • 1/4 c
    italian bread crumbs
  • 2 Tbsp
    freshly chopped basil leaves

How to Make Bacon Mac & Cheese

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Meanwhile cook bacon until crisp, and crumble when cool.
  2. Drizzle oil into a large pot of boiling salted water. Add macaroni and cook according to the directions, then drain.
  3. In a small saucepan heat the half and half, but do not boil it. In another saucepan heat the butter then add the flour and cook over low heat for 2 minutes constantly stirring with a wisk.
  4. While still whisking, add the hot half and half and cook for approximately 2 more minutes until thickened and smooth.
  5. Remove from heat and add the cheeses and spices and mix well; then add the macaroni and crumbled bacon, again, stir well. Pour into oven safe casserole bowl.
  6. Add the basil to the bread crumbs and sprinkle over the top of the pasta. Bake for 35 minutes or until sauce is bubbly and macaroni is browned on top.

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Course/Dish: Pasta Sides




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