Crunchy Bacon Macaroni and Cheese

  • Prep Time15 mins
  • Total Time35 mins
  • Makes4 Servings
Crunchy Bacon Macaroni and Cheese

Take regular mac and cheese and turn into into a satisfying and hearty meal with this tasty Crunchy Bacon Macaroni and Cheese recipe that will have everyone begging for seconds.

Ingredients

  • 1 500-g pkg PC black label Eliche Pasta

  • 4 slices thick-cut bacon, finely chopped

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

  • 3 cups milk

  • 1 cup grated PC Aged 2 Year Canadian White Cheddar Cheese

  • 1/2 cup grated PC Mozzarella Cheese

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1/2 cup PC black label Panko Japanese-Style Breadcrumbs

  • PC black label Spiced Tomato Condiment, optional

Instructions

  • Preheat broiler. Cook pasta in boiling water, following package directions but omitting salt, until tender, 10 to 12 min. Drain, then return to pot.

  • Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high. Add bacon. Cook, stirring occasionally, until bacon is crisp, 4 to 5 min. Transfer bacon to paper-towel-lined plate. Discard fat and wipe with paper towel. Melt butter in same pan over medium. Whisk in flour until mixture turns into a paste, about 30 sec. Gradually add milk and stir constantly until sauce thickens, 4 to 6 more min. Stir in cheddar, mozzarella and salt. Remove from heat and stir until melted. Season with fresh pepper.

  • Stir in pasta and bacon until combined. Scrape into a 9 x 13-in. baking dish (or for individual servings, 8 ramekins set on a baking sheet). Sprinkle with panko. Broil in centre of oven until top is golden, 2 to 3 min. Serve with spiced tomato condiment.



Nutrition (per serving)

Protein 40g, Carbohydrates 114g, Fat 36g, Fibre 4g, Sodium 765mg.

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