Bacon Mac & Cheese

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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

  • 1Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Meanwhile cook bacon until crisp, and crumble when cool.
  • 2Drizzle oil into a large pot of boiling salted water. Add macaroni and cook according to the directions, then drain.
  • 3In 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.
  • 4While still whisking, add the hot half and half and cook for approximately 2 more minutes until thickened and smooth.
  • 5Remove 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.
  • 6Add 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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About Bacon Mac & Cheese

Course/Dish: Pasta Sides




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