Bacon, Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese

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Mar. 21, 2013

Here's a Mac 'n' cheese recipe for everyone who is afraid of making a roux (you shouldn't be, but whatever...). Creamy and rich, the bacon adds that special something - make sure you use a quality sharp old cheddar for full effect!


Fusilli 500 Gram (or whatever pasta you like)
Bacon 250 Gram , chopped
35% cream 750 Milliliter (3 cups)
Old cheddar cheese 250 Gram , grated (2 cups)
Freshly ground black pepper 1/4 Teaspoon
Coarse salt 1 Teaspoon
Sliced scallions 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)



1. In a large pot of boiling salted water add pasta and slightly under-cook according to the package directions. Drain but don't rinse, set aside.


2. Place a large pan over high flame to heat. Add bacon in hot pan and saute until browned but not too crispy. Remove bacon from the pan and drain on paper towel.

3. Pour off the fat and return pan to medium-high flame. Add cream and bring just to a boil, scraping up the bottom of the pan. Reduce the heat to medium and allow it to simmer for about 2-3 minutes or until cream is reduced slightly.

4. Add grated cheese and bacon back into the pan. Stir to combine.

5. Season with the salt and pepper.

6. Stir pasta into the cream mixture. Stir occasionally and simmer over medium heat for 1-2 minutes.


7. Garnish with sliced scallions, serve hot and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Ready In: 25 Minutes
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 802Calories from Fat 378

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 45 g69.2%

Saturated Fat 25 g125%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 790 mg32.92%

Total Carbohydrates 70 g23.3%

Dietary Fiber 3 g12%

Sugars 3 g

Protein 28 g56%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet