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Bacon Mac & Cheese

Bacon Mac & Cheese

Ingredients

  • 2 packs thick bacon- cooked & chopped
  • 48 oz elbow macaroni
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 tsp salt though I usually just sprinkle in the seasonings to taste
  • 2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp minced onions
  • 1 tbsp granulated garlic
  • 4 cups low fat milk
  • 2-1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups shredded Swiss cheese

Instructions

  1. Cook your bacon- cut & set aside.
  2. Prepare pasta noodles to package directions- cooking al dente so they hold up in the mixing process.
  3. Drain & set aside in large covered pot.
  4. Prepare your roux by melting your butter in a large pot over med/high heat.
  5. Once it's almost melted quickly whisk in your flour & seasonings.
  6. Keep it moving & wait for it to darken slightly & come to a thick creamy texture.
  7. Whisk in your milk & increase your heat to high to get mixture to thicken- keep whisking.
  8. Stir in your cheeses & heat until all cheese is melted & combined - at least 2-3 minutes.
  9. Pour into your pot of noodles- add bacon-
  10. Stir well to combine & coat everything with cheese.
  11. ENJOY!!!