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Friday, May 11, 2012

Bacon Cheddar Mac and Cheese

My Dad makes the best homemade Mac and Cheese. Growing up, it was one of my favorite comfort foods! I didn't ever learned to make it...therefore boxed mac and cheese was the only mac and cheese I've really eaten since being an adult...UNTIL THIS recipe fell into my lap! YUM, YUM, YUM is all I have to say! Its a little taste of heaven on your plate!

Bacon Cheddar Mac and Cheese
1 lb shell pasta noodles
1 lb bacon, cooked and drained
3 c. heavy cream
2 c. firmly packed cheddar cheese
1/4 t. pepper

Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain BUT DON'T RINSE. Rinsing will wash away the starches that will help thicken the sauce. Return noodles to empty pot. Cook bacon until good and crispy. Pour off fat from the pan but leave the drippings. Place cooked bacon on paper towel to absorb the grease. Pour heavy cream into the pan that you cooked the bacon in. Bring cream to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer until the cream is slightly thickened (about 2-3 minutes). Add the cheese and bacon. Stir well and cook over medium heat , stirring until cheese is melted and the mixture has thickened. Season with salt and pepper if desired. Add sauce to noodles. Stir to combine the sauce with the noodles. Place over a low heat and simmer for 2 minutes to thicken the sauce and to give the noodles time to absorb some of the flavors. Stir to keep from sticking. Serve as a main dish or a side dish...either way your going to adore this tasty comfort food!



  1. I've been SO hungry for bacon mac & cheese lately, your post is right on time!!

  2. Julie, Your Bacon Cheddar Mac and Cheese really caught my eye. This is one dish I'm looking forward to making.

    Julie, I have been enjoying viewing yours and Dayna's blog, all your wonderful recipes, and the photos you have taken of them, that is why I have chosen your blog to receive the Kreativ Blogger Award. Please stop by my blog and pick it up. http://domesticgoddessinthekitchen.blogspot.com/2012/05/kreativ-blogger-award.html

    And by the way Julie, I hope you and Dayna, have a safe, wonderful, holiday weekend as well.