Bacon mac and cheese takes the flavors of a classic sandwich and a favorite comfort food and combines them in this hearty dish.
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12 ounces (3 cups) uncooked elbow macaroni
1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 1/2 cups milk
8 ounces (2 cups) Land O Lakes® Deli American, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
8 ounces (2 cups) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1 medium (1 cup) tomato, seeded, chopped
4 slices (1/3 cup) crisply cooked bacon
1/4 cup coarsely chopped parsley
Crumbled bacon, if desired
Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain.
Melt Butter with Olive Oil in 3-quart saucepan over medium heat until sizzling; stir in flour, salt, nutmeg and ground red pepper. Continue cooking, stirring constantly, 1-2 minutes or until mixture is bubbly and very lightly browned. Add milk, 1/4 cup at a time, stirring constantly, 5-7 minutes or until mixture is thickened. Add cheeses; stir until melted and sauce is smooth. Add cooked macaroni, tomato, 1/3 cup crumbled bacon and parsley; stir until well mixed.
Garnish with additional crumbled bacon, if desired.
Precooked bacon can be used to save time and make clean up easier.
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I tried this recipe with only 2 tablespoons of parsley at the end (because parsley is a bold seasoning)
it turned out delicious!
very delicious. perfect side dish for an alternative. :)
Thank God for cooking knowledge . . I had everything laid out and ready to go - no butter - -I just used all olive oil. I fried some onions with the bacon - and added green pepper also. I added some more flour to thicken. (I doubled the recipe) I added a cup of homemade spicy/hot sauce. I baked it for 30 minutes - adding homemade bread crumbs - IT WAS THE BOMB! Thanks Mom, for the cooking lessons 40 years ago!
My daughter made this for Easter and it is by far my favorite!!!
Love mac and cheese but was really disappointed with this one. I really wanted to like it but it seems like it took too many ingredients and too much time for what taste I got out of it. Others said it was okay but I didn't even like it at all.
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