This creamy Bacon Mac & Cheese is loaded with bacon flavor!
5 from 1 vote

Bacon Mac and Cheese

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Servings: 4
Author: Christina Hitchcock

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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