Cheddar Bacon Mac and Cheese

Need a little comfort food? I can’t get enough of this Cheddar Bacon Mac and Cheese that I recently created. It is easy and comes together super quickly. Smokey, creamy, comfort-foody–it’s a great side with a steak and peas, but can stand as the main dish with a little spinach side salad. Yummy!!

What you’ll need:

8 ounces whole wheat pasta shells

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (or blend)

2 T butter

2 T flour

1 cup milk

1 T dijon mustard

1 T worcestershire sauce

4 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled

Step 1

Prepare shells using package directions. Be sure to over-salt the water!

Step 2

Drain the pasta and leave it in the colander. Put the pasta pot back in the burner on medium heat. Add the butter and flour, using a whisk to combine as the butter melts. Cook for at least 30 seconds so the flour is no longer raw.

img_3707

Step 3

Add milk and continue to whisk until milk starts to boil and mixture thickens. Then add the cheese, mustard, and Worchester sauce. Whisk until smooth.

img_3709

Tip: I always keep the milk nearby in case I feel I need to add a little splash if the sauce feels too thick.

Step 4

Add the pasta back in and use a spoon to mix, coating all the pasta in the sauce. Toss in the bacon and stir to distribute evenly. Done!

img_3710

Even baby loves this one!! Enjoy!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *