Tuesday, March 19, 2013

12 Weeks of Mac N Cheese - Week 7 (Bacon Cheddar Mac N Cheese)

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This week is week 7 of our 12 Weeks of Mac N Cheese series.  Featuring our Bacon Cheddar Mac N Cheese this week, and boy is it creamy!  This one is SO cheesy we don't let our little lactose intolerant one eat it!  So we only make this edition for special occasions.  I will say this is always a huge hit with kids.  And really who doesn't LOVE bacon!!!


Ingredients:



  • 12 oz elbow macaroni
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 12 oz can evaporated milk
  • 1 3/4 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup Velveeta cheese cubed
  • 6 slices of bacon cooked and chopped
  • pinch of salt and pepper


Directions:

1.  Cook bacon and chop into small pieces.  Set aside.

2.  Boil pasta until al dente.


3.  Drain and set aside.


4.  Melt butter in a medium saucepan, over medium heat, whisk in the flour, dry mustard, and cayenne and cook whisking, 1 minute.  Whisk in the evaporated milk and simmer, stirring occasionally, until slightly thick, about 5 minutes.  Stir in the cheese.  This should form a thick creamy cheese sauce.


5.  Add in pasta and stir.  Add in 1/2 of the bacon crumbles.  (Reserve other 1/2 for topping!)  Add a touch of salt and pepper.  


6.  Place in single serving dishes and top with bacon crumbles.  Serve!


I hoped you enjoyed this week's Mac N Cheese.  Be sure to try some of our other Mac N Cheese recipes too.



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7 comments:

  1. Hi Pam! I am Mandy from hkchic.blogspot.com. Thank you for coming over and invite me to your link party on Thursday night. I will DEFINITELY be there! i am your newest follower! :)

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  2. oh and i probably shouldnt be looking at all your cooking during dinner hour... i am starving now! LOL

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  3. Yum. I love bacon and cheese. We just bought some elbow noodles so I'm going to have to try this. I found you via High Heels and Grills. I would love for you to visit my DIY cleaning blog.

    Have a fabulous day,
    Angela

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  4. This looks really creamy and cheesy!! thanks for sharing, New follower!

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  5. I just put my sister's Mac and Cheese on my blog. I'm sending her right over here to see your recipes! Would love to have you link to What to do Weekends also. Linda

    http://www.craftsalamode.com/2013/03/what-to-do-weekends-11.html

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  6. following on Facebook and Google + too. Linda

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  7. Mmm! I LOVE Bacon & Mac and Cheese TOO!! What a scrumptious combo!! ... I'm co-hosting the Sweet & Savoury Sunday link party tomorrow and I'd LOVE for you to share this and a couple other fave recipes, Pam!! Hope to see you there (ChattingOverChocolate.blogspot.com) tomorrow! :-) Have a terrific night!

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