Mac-Daddy Mac and Cheese

"This is an adaptation of a recipe that Guy Fieri showed on the show "Guy Off the Hook". We have made it a few times now and each time we are amazed at just how delicious this turns out. But, lets face it, how can you turn down the trifecta of Cheese, Bacon and Heavy Cream?"
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Ready In:
1hr 20mins
1 9x13 pan of great mac and cheese




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Make a little open topped pouch of aluminum foil and place the shallots and garlic in there with a pinch of salt and a bit of olive oil.
  • Roast this for 30-45 min or until tender and just starting to brown.
  • While that is roasting, place the Thyme in a 2 quart saucepan and pour the Heavy Cream on top of it. Place over Medium heat. **Make sure this does not boil, we only want to get it nice and hot.
  • Once the garlic and shallots are done, chop them up and set aside.
  • Reheat the bacon fat in a large saute pan and add the garlic and shallots.
  • Saute for 1 Minute.
  • Add Flour and stir for 1 minute.
  • Grab the Thyme with a pair of tongs and throw it away. Then, pour the hot cream into your large saute pan.
  • Reduce this mixture by about 1/3.
  • Now, stir in your cheeses until the sauce is thick and creamy.
  • Season to taste with Salt and Pepper.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the Pasta.
  • Pour the mixture into a 9x13 baking dish and sprinkle the Bacon, Parsley and Panko over the top.
  • Drizzle the remaining olive oil over the top of everything and bake uncovered until lightly browned and bubbly (about 20-25 min).

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  1. dawnmc31
    This is absolutely amazing!!!
  2. smileybone19732000
    I do not even like mac and cheese normally and this recipe has changed my mind> I made this for my class pot luck and brought home an empty dish do not ever want to lose this recipe
  3. Dr. Jenny
    A very tasty mac and cheese! I thought it needed quite a bit of salt and pepper, but once added, it was great. The combination of cheeses were very good as was the flavor lent by the bacon. The panko gave it a nice texture. It was a bit oily upon reheating for lunch, but still tasted good. Thanks!
  4. mightyro_cooking4u
    A different kind of mac and cheese. I liked this very much. Made as directed. Made for Eggs, Milk and Cheese.
  5. Meester Wilson
    Thought it was great....I made it twice, the 2nd time i used a little less cream and a little more cheese.


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