Cheddar Bacon Mac ‘n’ Cheese



Cheddar Bacon Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Macaroni and cheese is a beloved classic, but when you add crispy bacon and sharp cheddar, it becomes a comfort food masterpiece. This Cheddar Bacon Mac ‘n’ Cheese recipe is the ultimate indulgence for cheese and bacon lovers. Creamy, cheesy, and loaded with savory bacon, it’s a dish that’s sure to satisfy your taste buds.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces elbow macaroni
  • 4 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 8 slices crispy bacon, crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley (for garnish)

Instructions

  1. Cook the elbow macaroni according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the flour to create a roux, cooking for 1-2 minutes until it becomes lightly golden.
  3. Gradually whisk in the milk and heavy cream until the mixture is smooth and thickened.
  4. Reduce heat to low, then add the shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Stir until the cheese is melted and the sauce is creamy.
  5. Combine the cooked macaroni and crumbled bacon into the cheese sauce, stirring until well coated.
  6. Serve hot, garnished with chopped fresh parsley.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Cheddar Bacon Mac ‘n’ Cheese is a rich and creamy comfort food dish that combines the classic flavors of macaroni and cheese with the delicious addition of crispy bacon. Perfect for indulgent family dinners or potluck gatherings.

Nutrition Information: (per serving) Calories: 645, Fat: 45g, Carbohydrates: 35g, Protein: 28g

This Cheddar Bacon Mac ‘n’ Cheese recipe is a crowd-pleaser that will have everyone coming back for seconds. The creamy, cheesy sauce perfectly complements the salty crunch of the bacon. Whether you’re serving it as a comforting weeknight dinner or as a side dish at your next barbecue, this recipe is sure to be a hit. So, grab your ingredients and get ready to savor the irresistible combination of cheddar and bacon in every delicious bite.

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