Bacon Mac and Cheese is classic mac & cheese kicked up a notch with bacon. It is the comfort food of your dreams. It will take you back to your childhood.
I worked at a guest ranch in my twenties. I learned a lot about cooking and life while I lived there. In the summer, we had the same menu every week. Every Monday we have the same meal and every Tuesday and so on. I don’t remember what night it was, but one day a week we had mac & cheese.
The staff loved mac & cheese night. We didn’t have to show up for any meal. We could eat on our own if we wanted. But mac & cheese night we had more staff show up than any other night. More than steak & shrimp night and more than BBQ Pork Rib night.
I took this basic mac & cheese recipe and kicked it up a notch with bacon. Bacon makes everything better, right? At least, that’s what The Hardworking Husband tells me. We love bacon in our house.
This recipe calls for Velveeta. If you would like a homemade version that is healthier, one of my goals in 2013 was to make Homemade American Cheese. It will work wonderfully.
While mac & cheese is traditionally made with elbow macaroni, I like using cavatappi noodles. They add a little fun to the dish. It also makes it feel more like grown up mac & cheese. You can use whatever noodles you want. Have fun with it. Go wild! Fusilli would be fun too.
I use kitchen sears to cut up the bacon. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
I use kitchen sears to cut up the bacon.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
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