Bacon Loaded Mac & Cheese
October 25, 2013
"As you know by now,I've been in the process of moving my recipes from another site to here. So here's another one of those recipes. ORIGINAL DESCRIPTION:" I was getting tired of my usual Mac & Cheese,so this is what I came up with.The prep time includes the frying of the bacon and also includes the cooking time for the pasta.If you don't have the pasta that the recipe calls for, just use what you have on hand.The amount of salt and pepper you use is strictly up to your own personal tastes.Also, if your a cheese addict like me,;)you can always add more cheese to the top before baking." Posted to " ZAZZ " on 10/25/13. " Keep Smiling :)"
- Serving Size: 1 (128.8 g)
- Calories 342.3
- Total Fat - 19.9 g
- Saturated Fat - 8.2 g
- Cholesterol - 43.4 mg
- Sodium - 977.9 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 21.2 g
- Dietary Fiber - 1.8 g
- Sugars - 2.4 g
- Protein - 20.3 g
- Calcium - 321.2 mg
- Iron - 1.1 mg
- Vitamin C - 0 mg
- Thiamin - 0.3 mg
Step by Step Method
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Fry bacon till lightly crisp, crumble and set aside.
Cook macaroni according to directions on pasta box, and drain.
In the same pan as you cooked the pasta, melt margarine and add flour.
Cook for about 3 minutes,until flour taste is cooked away.
Add milk a little at a time, stir until flour is well blended.
Remove from heat and add 3/4 cup of cheese, stirring until melted ( at this point, you may add a bit more milk if it's too thick ).
Add pasta, crumbled bacon, and salt and pepper to taste.
Pour into a greased a 1 1/2 quart baking dish, sprinkle top with remaining cheese.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or longer if you like a more golden cheesy top.
No special items needed.