Easy Gourmet Swiss Mac N' Cheese

Recipe by Deb Wolf
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READY IN: 20mins
SERVES: 8-10
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 13
    lb bacon, cut in 1-inch pieces
  • 1
    tablespoon oil
  • 1
    large onion, cut into 3/8-inch rings
  • 2
    tablespoons water
  • 1
    (12 ounce) container cheese spread, Swiss and Almond flavor, Merkt's preferred
  • 1
    cup milk
  • 12
    lb mozzarella cheese, finely shredded
  • 1
    lb wide egg noodles
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat 8 cups water to boil for noodles. When water boils, add noodles and cook about 1 minute less than package directs. Drain.
  • Put oil and onion into saucepan. Stir to coat onion with oil. Add water, cover and sweat the onions over medium-low heat until they wilt and become sweet. Stir occasionally. Do not allow onions to brown.
  • Fry bacon in large deep pot over medium heat until golden. Spoon onto papter towels to drain. Set aside.
  • Drain the bacon fat from the pot, but do not wash.
  • Add milk to bacon cooking pot and heat to simmer.
  • Add cheese spread and whisk until cheese melts and mixture is smooth.
  • Add mozzarella. Stir in figure 8 pattern (keeps it from balling up on the spoon) until cheese melts and mixture is smooth.
  • Add onions to cheese mixture and stir gently.
  • Add noodles and turn until well coated.
  • Pour into serving dish.
  • Top with bacon and serve.
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