Total Time
45mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

Official Contest Entry: Simply Potatoes 5Fix. This is how I make Macaroni and Cheese a dish to remember.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (20 ounce) package Simply Macaroni & Cheese
  • 3 cups mushrooms, sliced (crimini and shitake)
  • 4 tablespoons bacon fat or 4 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon white truffle oil
  • 12 cup panko breadcrumbs

Directions

  1. Thaw overnight the package of Simply Macaroni & Cheese in the refrigerator.
  2. When ready to cook, preheat oven for 400 degrees F.
  3. In a frying pan or large skillet, heat 2 tbsp of the bacon fat on medium-high. When fat has melted and is sizzling, add the mushrooms and saute them for 4-5 minutes.
  4. Open the package of Simply Macaroni & Cheese and add to the frying pan. Mix well and allow to cook for 2 minutes. Sprinkle the white truffle oil around the pan and stir well to combine all of the flavors.
  5. Pour the mixture into a deep glass or ceramic bread loaf pan. Melt the remaining 2 tbsp of bacon fat in the microwave and stir in the panko breadcrumbs. Stir well to incorporate the bacon fat. Top the mac and cheese with the panko breadcrumbs evenly.
  6. Bake in the upper portion of the oven for 16-20 minutes, or until the topping is golden and the cheese sauce is bubbly. Serve hot!