Bacon Mac and Cheese

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5 from 1 vote
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
This creamy Bacon Mac & Cheese is loaded with bacon flavor!

This recipe for Bacon Mac & Cheese takes comfort food to a whole new level!

This creamy Bacon Mac & Cheese is loaded with bacon flavor!


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 creamy Bacon Mac & Cheese is loaded with bacon flavor!

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

This creamy Bacon Mac & Cheese is loaded with bacon flavor!

Bacon Mac and Cheese

5 from 1 vote
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Servings: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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 1/4 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

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