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1 hr 15 mins
This is your basic mac and cheese recipe, with a couple simple additions that I think made it one of the best I've tried/made (and I've tried/made a lot).
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- 1 lb noodles, elbow, penne, farfalle
- 16 ounces , cheese. (I used jack and sharp cheddar)
- 1/2-1 lb of applewood smoked bacon, cooked but not too crispy & broken into bite size pieces
- 1 onion, pureed
- cayenne pepper, salt & pepper to taste
- frozen peas
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 3 -4 cups milk
- 2 cups crushed potato chips and seasoned bread crumbs, to cover
- 1Cook bacon and set aside on paper towels to drain.
- 2Cook noodles, al dente, drain and set aside.
- 3For sauce: melt 3-4 tablesppons butter and whisk in equal amount of flour to form a paste.
- 4Add the half cup or so of pureed, or finely chopped, onion and stir for minute or so to cook the onion.
- 5Add the heavy cream and milk.
- 6Cook until smooth.
- 7Add the cheese, cubed or grated is fine, cook until melted and smooth.
- 8Season with salt, pepper, and CAYENNE to taste.
- 9Combine the sauce with drained noodles and stir in frozen peas.
- 10Pour into baking dish and top with crushed mixture of chips and panko crumbs.
- 11Cook for about 20 minutes at 400 and then top with a few pats of butter and continue cooking til bubbly and brown.
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Nutritional Facts for Mac and Cheese With Applewood Smoked Bacon
Serving Size: 1 (263 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 871.8
- Calories from Fat 364
- Total Fat 40.5 g
- Saturated Fat 18.5 g
- Cholesterol 177.2 mg
- Sodium 1668.3 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 90.5 g
- Dietary Fiber 4.7 g
- Sugars 4.5 g
- Protein 35.4 g
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