Wednesday, May 25, 2011

4 Cheese Bacon Mac n Cheese

This was delicious! I got this recipe from October 2010 Family Circle Magazine and it's super yummy! Bacon, cheese, & noodle are some of my favorite foods so I knew they'd be awesome together and they were!

4 Cheese Bacon Mac n Cheese

1 box (1 lb) elbow noodles
6 slices bacon, diced
1 T. butter
3 T. flour
2 cups milk
1/2 tsp. onion flakes
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/2 lb shap cheddar cheese, shredded
1 cup colby-jack cheese, shredded
1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
8 slices Kraft Deli Deluxe American cheese

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Coat 9x13 pan with nonstick cooking spray. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to boiling. Cook noodles 7-8 minutes in boiling water then drain. Meanwhile, in medium size saucepan cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Transfer bacon to paper towel leaving 2 T bacon drippings in pan. Add butter to bacon pan. Whisk in flour until smooth. In a thin stream, whisk in milk. Stir in onion flakes, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and simmer 2 minutes. In large bowl, toss together cheddar, colby-jack and mozzarella cheese. Remove milk mixture from heat; whisk in American cheese and 1 1/4 cups of the cheddar misture. Toss bacon pieces with remaining shredded cheese. In pasta pot, combine cooked pasta and cheese sauce. Pour half into prepared dish. Sprinkle with a generous cup of the bacon-cheese mixture. Repeat layering. Bake for 20 minutes. Turn oven to broil and broil 3 minutes for until top is lightly browned. Cool slightly before serving.

1 comment:

  1. Yummie. This recipe looks like my childhood memories of macncheese!


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