Mac and Cheese with Bacon Recipe

Looking for an easy mac and cheese with bacon recipe? Learn how to make mac and cheese with bacon using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by ckilgore77

Makes 8 servings



Not the healthiest thing, but it sure is good!

Recipe Ingredients for mac and cheese with bacon

1 pound rotini
1/2 pound bacon, chopped
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup chicken stock
1 cup half and half
1 Freshly ground black pepper
1 cup shredded Gruyere
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 pinch freshly grated nutmeg, to taste
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

Recipe Directions for mac and cheese with bacon

  1. Heat water for pasta, salt water and cook pasta to al dente.

  2. While pasta water comes to boil, cook bacon in microwave and chop.

  3. Heat a sauce pot over medium heat. Add butter, melt and whisk in flour. Cook 1 minute then whisk in stock and milk and bring to a bubble. Thicken a few minutes then season with salt and pepper. Melt in cheese stirring it in a figure-8 motion with a wooden spoon. Add nutmeg and mustard and adjust salt and pepper.

  4. Drain pasta, stir in cheese sauce to coat. Top with crispy bacon and serve.

Categories

Pasta, Main Dish, American

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 180.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
541
Calories from Fat
253
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
28.1g
43%
Saturated Fat
13.6g
68%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
80mg
27%
Sodium
938mg
39%
Potassium
232mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates
45.7g
15%
Dietary Fiber
2.1g
8%
Sugars
1.6g
Protein
26.7g
Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 29% Iron 17%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
D+
  Good points
  • Very low in sugar
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
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