Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Creamiest Cheese Mac and Bacon

The Creamiest Macaroni and Cheese with Bacon you will ever have ! { 30 minute meal }

Every family has their favorite Macaroni and Cheese recipe. Some with meat, some without ... we love our meat, and a main meal, without meat, just would not work for us. This Creamiest Cheese Mac and Bacon has been our favorite for years.

I have made this recipe for years and made no changes, ever ! Normally, I like to experiment, but according to the familia, it's non-negotiable on this recipe ..  and I agree, this is simple, creamy delicious and something I know I always have all the ingredients on hand.

It is a very rich meal and we have this on it's own or maybe with a light crunchy salad. This is also Dimitri's favorite and whenever he's asked to decide about dinner .. well, I just told you it's his favorite, so you know what his answer will be.

Creamiest Cheese Mac and Bacon

6 servings

INGREDIENTS:

3/4 bag (of 500g) Macaroni
250g Bacon Bits (or use whatever chopped Bacon you prefer)
90ml Butter
90ml Flour
750ml Milk
3 cups Cheddar, grated

DIRECTIONS:

1.) Boil the Macaroni in salted water until al dente
2.) Meanwhile fry the Bacon in a pan (if Bits are used, no oil is needed - if you use another type, just fry as you normally will, then chop into bite-sized pieces) Remove from pan and keep warm.
3.) By now the Macaroni should almost be done - Use a 1 liter microwave container (I use a glass measuring jug) - melt the Butter/margarine in the microwave. Add the flour and stir well until a smooth paste forms.
4.) Add the Milk little by little, stir and scrape the bottom and sides to make sure all the butter, flour and milk are combined. Microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes, stir, make sure there are no lumps, repeat this same method twice more.  Then, microwave, 1 minute at a time, stirring after every minute until you are satisfied with the thickness of the sauce. (6 - 8 minutes)
5.) Add the Cheese in 3 batches to the sauce, stirring until the Cheese has melted after each addition.
6.) Drain the Macaroni and place in a large mixing bowl, add the Bacon and mix until combined.
7.) Stir in the Cheese Sauce - transfer to a serving bowl and serve immediately.

The Creamiest Macaroni and Cheese with Bacon you will ever have ! { 30 minute meal }

16 comments:

  1. Thank you, it is very creamy (and saucy !)

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  2. MMM Looks great! Thank you for sharing on Thursday's Treasures Week 36. Hope you will join again next week. <3 and hugs! http://www.recipesformyboys.com/2012/05/thursdays-treasures-week-36.html

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  3. I love mac & cheese, but bacon takes it to another level. Oh yummy! Thanks for sharing on Fabulous Friday!

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  4. Everything is better with bacon, especially Mac & Cheese! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. My hubby would die for this (my babies are all grown up). He loves Mac and Cheese and Bacon (great combo). Just dropping in from the Crowded Kitchen to check this out. I would love to invite you to share this at Freedom Fridays. So hoping to see you there!
    PS I am now following you.

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    1. Thanks Evelyn, I have linked up a few posts and am following you now via Bloglovin !
      Linda

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  6. Mmmmm, my kiddos will love this! They love mac and cheese and to add the bacon, Hello? Isn't everything better with bacon. Thanks for sharing at Creative Thursday :)

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    1. It's been a favorite dish since my kids were little and they still love it ! (20 year old son and 18 year old daughter)

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  7. I better watch him or my hubby will be at your house for dinner. He loves Mac and Cheese but now with bacon (which I have never put in it) Thanks for sharing at Freedom Fridays. Have a super week!

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    1. Both of you are welcome, although, I might live a bit too far ... ;-) Enjoy the rest of the week Evelyn!

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  8. Yummy this looks so good. I need to try it soon.

    Love your blog

    Check out my food blog if you haven’t already :)

    http://www.thedailysmash101.blogspot.com

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  9. Great that you linked this in to Food on Friday - I have sorted out the duplicate link for you.

    Have a great week.

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  10. Pasta, cheese, bacon! I think this is the comfort food triumverate! I would love it if you would share on Tout It Tuesday. http://www.claimingourspace.com/2012/06/tout-it-tuesday-11.html

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    1. Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! Hope to see you next week.

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  11. This Creamy Cheese Mac & Bacon looks delicious. Thank you for sharing your wonderful food with us. It's 10:48pm and my mouth is watering reading this.

    Sincerely,

    Jeff

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