Pepper Jac Mac

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"I originally found this recipe in the 2012 Taste Of Home's Quick Cooking Annual recipes. it was sent in to them by Sarah Gilbert of Beaverton, Oregon.Her recipe had mushrooms added,but since I don't care for them they were left out. I will include them and leave it up to you to decide if you want to add them. And since I'm a bacon addict,a few more slices of bacon were added.If the finished dish seems a little too thick, just add a bit more milk. The recipe says serves 2,I guess it would if that's all you were serving,but I was able to get 4 side dish servings.Submitted to " ZAZZ "on September 8th.,2012"

Original recipe yields 2 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (350.1 g)
  • Calories 844.6
  • Total Fat - 45.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 17 g
  • Cholesterol - 262.7 mg
  • Sodium - 1993.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 80.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5.2 g
  • Sugars - 21.2 g
  • Protein - 30 g
  • Calcium - 255.2 mg
  • Iron - 4.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 5.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.6 mg

Step 1

Cook the pasta according to the package directions,drain and set aside.

Step 2

In medium sized skillet,cook bacon until crisp remove with slotted spoon to drain on paper towels.Save 3/4 teaspoon of bacon grease.

Step 3

In the same skillet,add butter,onions,and mushrooms.Cook until tender.

Step 4

Stir in flour until well blended,slowly add milk and chicken broth.

Step 5

Bring to a boil and stir for 1 to 2 minutes or until slightly thickened.

Step 6

Add the cheese,Italian Seasoning,salt,and pepper.cook over medium heat until cheese is melted

Step 7

Add pasta and bacon pieces to sauce mixture, stirring well. Serve and ENJOY !!!

Tips & Variations

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We really liked this Mac n Cheese! I used Greek seasoning instead of the Italian seasoning and it was very flavorful! The cheese spiced it up just enough to our liking. Next time I may add in even more cheese. So good!

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(22 Sep 2012)