Creamy Baked Macaroni & Cheese

Creamy Macaroni and Cheese Recipe by Ash's In The Kitchen

Macaroni and Cheese with bacon? Yes, please! It went brilliantly with the slow smoked Dry Rubbed Ribs, Creamy Corn & Potato Bake and fried cabbage! It’s dinner time!

Creamy Baked Macaroni & Cheese

• 3 cups Elbow Pasta
• 1/2 cup Butter
• 4 Tablespoons Flour
• 2 cups Whole Milk
• 1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder
• 1 Tablespoon Italian Herbs
• 1 cup Sharp Cheddar
• 1 cup Medium Cheddar
• 1/2 cup Parmesan
• 1 cup Mozzarella
• 4 ounces Cream Cheese
• 1/2 cup Pepper Jack Cheese
• 1 cup Bacon Crumbles
• Salt and Pepper to taste
• 1 cup Italian Breadcrumbs

  1. Bring a pot of liberally salted water to a boil and pour in the pasta. Cook until almost al dente, about 10 minutes, then drain and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  3. In a large skillet, heat butter over medium heat. Once melted, add in flour, herbs, salt and pepper; cooking until golden brown. Slowly whisk in milk to form a roux.
  4. Add in the cheeses and stir continually until thoroughly melted, adding more milk if it becomes too thick.
  5. Fold in the pasta and bacon then add to a greased baking dish. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs and cover with foil.
  6. Place in preheated oven and bake for 45 minutes then remove the foil and bake an additional 15 minutes or until the topping is golden brown and the edges are bubbling.
  7. Allow to cool for 5 minutes, serve and enjoy!

Looking for a main dish? Try one of these recipes!

BBQ Aioli Angus Burger
Sweet Heat Pork Chops
Spice Rubbed Steaks

Published by ashsinthekitchen

Home cook, gardener and lover of life!

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