This recipe for Bacon Mac & Cheese takes comfort food to a whole new level!
What could take creamy, cheesy mac and cheese over the top? Why, bacon, of course!
I took my classic macaroni and cheese recipe and kicked it up a few notches by adding lots of bacony-goodness.
This recipe doesn’t just have bacon mixed into the cheesey macaroni but the actual roux is made with bacon. This step adds a deeper smoky, bacon flavor that you just can’t get by stirring in cooked bacon. And, who couldn’t use a little more bacon in their lives?!
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Bacon Mac & Cheese
- 1 pound bacon
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- ¼ cup flour
- 2 cups milk
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 4 oz process cheese, cut into 1 inch cubes (or 1 cup of any other type of shredded cheese)
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 pound pasta, cooked and drained
- In a large pot, prepare pasta according to package directions.
- Meanwhile, in large skillet, heat canola oil over medium-high heat.
- Cut bacon in small pieces and cook in skillet until crispy (about 7 minutes).
- Remove cooked bacon from skilled and drain on paper towels.
- Reserve ¼ cup of bacon fat; discard the rest of the bacon fat.
- Add reserved bacon fat back into the skillet.
- Add flour and stir for one minute until it starts to gets pasty.
- Whisk in the milk. Continue to cook over medium-low heat, whisking occasionally, until the milk begins to thicken — about 5 minutes.
- Add cheese, salt and pepper and stir until cheese is melted.
- Add cooked and drained pasta and stir to combine.
- Stir in cooked bacon