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Bacon Mac and Cheese

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Macaroni and cheese in a velvety sauce laced with bacon bits and gooey cheese. Top it with bacon and bake it in the oven.

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Ingredients

  • 3 cups (750 mL) Elbow macaroni
  • 2 Cloves garlic
  • minced
  • .25 cup (60 mL) Butter
  • .25 cup (60 mL) Flour
  • 1 tbsp (5 mL) Mustard powder
  • 3.5 cups (875 mL) Milk
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) Worcestershire sauce
  • 1.75 cups (425 mL) Grated Cheddar cheese divided
  • 1 cup (250 mL) Grated Asiago
  • 6 Slices Maple Leaf® Bacon cooked and cut in half 6 Slices Bacon cooked chopped
  • Salt and pepper -

Details

Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 20mins
Cooking time 50mins
Cost Budget Friendly

Preparation

Step 1

Bacon Mac and Cheese - Step 1

COOK macaroni in a large pot of salted boiling water, about 8-9 minutes or until tender. Drain and reserve.

HEAT butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add flour and mustard powder. Cook stirring constantly for 2 minutes. Slowly whisk in the milk until smooth. Season with salt, pepper and Worcestershire sauce. Reduce heat to low and simmer gently for 5 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat. Add 1 cup (250 mL) Cheddar and Asiago cheeses. Stir in the chopped bacon and the macaroni. Adjust seasoning.

SPOON mixture into 6-8 individual portion oven proof bowls. Sprinkle with remaining cheddar and top with bacon strips. - See more at: http://appehtite.ca/recipe/bacon-mac-and-cheese/918#sthash.wLHZgoL9.dpuf

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INGREDIENTS

  • Blue cheese
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Mozarella
  • 1 baguette
  • Sun-dried tomatoes
  • Bacon

METHOD

  1. Cut your cheeses into thin slices
  2. Slice baguette down the middle (like a sandwich)
  3. Layer cheddar, blue, and mozarella cheese inside the bread
  4. Top with sun-dried tomatoes
  5. Close baguette and wrap with bacon strips
  6. Put in oven and bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees
  7. Slice and serve!

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