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Better Than The Blue Box Mac & Cheese

Renée G.


Recently I was babysitting my friend's little five year old girl. I made this for dinner and she said, "Oh, this is much better than the blue box kind my mommy makes." Hence - the title.


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4 - 6
Stove Top


  • 1/2 lb.
    elbow macaroni
  • 4 slices
    smoked bacon
  • 2
  • 1 cup
    evaporated milk
  • 3/4 tsp.
    ground dry mustard
  • 1/2 tsp.
    tobasco sauce
  • 10 oz.
    block, sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 tsp.
  • ·
    ground black pepper, to taste

How to Make Better Than The Blue Box Mac & Cheese


  1. Cook, drain and crumble 4 slices bacon; set aside.

    Cook pasta per pkg. instructions.

    Meanwhile, whisk all ingredients except the bacon & cheese until blended.

    When pasta finishes cooking, strain and quickly return to the pan. Immediately, pour egg mixture over pasta and stir to combine and begin to cook the egg – add bacon & cheese and continue to stir over low heat until cheese is melted and the macaroni has a smooth, creamy, cheesy sauce.

    Add ground pepper to taste.

    Serves 4 – 6

    OPTION: Place in oven proof serving dish and slide under the broiler for a minute to lightly brown the top.

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About Better Than The Blue Box Mac & Cheese

Course/Dish: Pasta Sides
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American

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