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Blue Cheese Bacon Macaroni and Cheese

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: About 3-4 servings 1x

Description

Blue cheese and bacon are the PERFECT combo for this killer macaroni and cheese recipe.


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Ingredients

  • 8 strips (about 1/2 lb.) bacon, diced
  • 1 (12-ounce) can 2% evaporated milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • pinch of cayenne
  • 8 oz. elbow macaroni (I used DeLallo whole wheat)
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 5 oz. crumbled blue cheese
  • 4 oz. freshly-grated sharp white cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Heat bacon in a skillet over medium-high heat for about 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently, until crispy.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together evaporated milk, egg, salt, pepper and cayenne until combined. Set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of generously-salted water to a boil, and cook the pasta al dente according to package instructions. When the pasta is cooked, drain it and then return it to the pot and reduce heat to medium-low. Immediately add the butter, and toss until the butter is melted. Pour in the evaporated milk mixture and stir until combined. Continue cooking over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, for about 3-5 minutes, or until the sauce comes to a simmer.
  4. Remove pan from heat and add in the cheeses. Stir until melted, then stir in the cooked bacon. Serve immediately, garnished with extra bacon and blue cheese if desired.