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macaroni and cheese with bacon – (reduced fat version)

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Judy Wisniewski
Pennsauken, NJ

We love baked mac & cheese; everything is better with bacon:) I figured let's try them together however, I needed to take out some of the fat. I came up with this yummy dish it was a hit, I served it with baked chicken and a salad, delish.

(1 rating)
yield 6 serving(s)
method Stove Top

Ingredients For macaroni and cheese with bacon – (reduced fat version)

  • 1 lb
    macaroni, elbow
  • 1 stick
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    dry mustard
  • 3 c
    fat free milk
  • 4 c
    sargento shredded reduced fat mexican mix cheese or sharp cheddar
  • 1 lb
    turkey bacon - cooked and cut up
  • 1 Tbsp
    tastefully simple onion onion
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 c
    italian bread crumbs

How To Make macaroni and cheese with bacon – (reduced fat version)

  • 1
    Cook pasta for approx 6 mins, do not over cook, strain and leave in colander
  • 2
    Melt butter in a pot, add flour and dry mustard, whisk until smooth
  • 3
    Slowly add milk whisking out the lumps
  • 4
    Add the cheeses and stir until melted
  • 5
    Stir in pepper,onion onion,and bacon,
  • 6
    Return macaroni to the pot of cheese mixture and mix well
  • 7
    Pour macaroni mixture into a 3 qt oven proof bowl
  • 8
    Top with the bread crumbs
  • 9
    Cover bake for 14 mins, remove lid and bake additional 10 mins or until brown and bubbly, remove from oven and ENJOY!!

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