Mac-n-Cheese with Bacon
Sometimes, even adults want that great kid’s standby of Mac-n-Cheese. This version just makes eating it look, and taste, a bit more gourmet!
2 c (8 oz.) Elbow Macaroni
1/2 c Onion, chopped
2 Tbs Butter2 Tbs Flour
1/8 tsp Pepper
2 c Milk
12 oz. Cheese total (Mozzarella, Cheddar, Blue…)
4 Slices Bacon, cooked and crumbled
2 Slices Bread, turned into bread crumbs
Pre-heat your oven to 350°. Cook bacon if you don’t have any already done up. Cook pasta according to directions. Drain and set aside. Meanwhile, cook onion in butter until translucent. Add in the flour and pepper. Whisk constantly to make a roux. Slowly add in the milk while continuing to whisk the mixture. You don’t want any lumps forming. Once the milk and butter/flour mixture has been smoothly combined, continue to stir gently until the milk starts to lightly bubble. Add in your cheese mixture of mozzarella, cheddar, blue… anything you’d like as long as it’s 12 ounces total. Keep stirring until the cheese is fully melted. Add your pasta in and turn off the stove. Stir well to attempt filling the pasta tubes with cheesy goodness. Transfer to a 2 qt. oven safe casserole dish. Top with bacon and bread crumbs. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until bubbly and slightly golden brown.