Eureka! That's Mac & Cheese!
1 1/2- 3/4 cmilk, warmed
2 cshredded cheese, cheddar, jack, pepperjack, gruyere, etc (any combination)
4 ozcream cheese at room temperature
1 ctoasted bread crumbs
1 ccaramelized onions
6-8 slicebacon, cooked and crumbled
·salt and pepper to taste
2 celbow (or other pasta) macaroni, cooked and drained
How to Make Eureka! That's Mac & Cheese!
- Melt butter in large sauce pan, add the flour, make a roux. Cook for one minute. Stir in warmed milk.Heat and stir until it comes to a boil and thickens. Take off the heat.
- Add the shredded cheeses and the cream cheese. Stir until all is melted. Add your macaroni. Stir until thoroughly encorporated.
- If using the onions and bacon, add them now, and pour into a serving dish. Cover with the toasted bread crumbs and serve.
- Note: the creaminess comes from the cream cheese. Do not omit this. Carla at THE CHEW came up with this idea, and the onions and bacon are her ideas as well. With them, this is pretty much a whole meal.