Bacon Mac and Cheese recipe

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Bacon Mac and Cheese recipe

If you’re looking for a great side dish, or a stand-alone one-dish meal this Bacon Mac and Cheese recipe will provide it, and it’s really good. This is a very simple recipe, but does take a little more time than the customary Mac and Cheese, because of the time needed to cook the bacon.  All the flavors blend very well with the bacon giving this dish a unique bacon flavor.

I you like Mac and Cheese; but haven’t tried Bacon Mac and Cheese, give this recipe a try it’s really good. Enjoy

Bacon Mac and Cheese recipe
 
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • ½ pound sliced bacon (sliced into 1 inch pieces)
  • 1 package elbow macaroni (8 ounces)
  • 2 cups milk
  • ½ cup unsalted butter (divided)
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon onion salt
  • ground black pepper (to taste)
  • 1 package sharp shredded cheddar (8 ounces)
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450F.
  2. Cook macaroni according to package directions, and drain. While the macaroni is cooking fry the bacon pieces until crisp. Place the bacon on paper towing to drain any excess fat.
  3. In a medium size sauce pan melt ¼ cup of the butter over medium heat; then whisk in the flour, onion salt, and pepper until smooth. Gradually stir in the milk and cook until mixture is smooth and starts to thicken. Add the cheese; cook and stir until melted.
  4. Mix the cheese sauce into the macaroni and fold in the bacon. Place in a 1½ quart casserole dish sprayed with cooking spray. Melt the rest of the butter, mix it with the bread crumbs and sprinkle it evenly over the top of the macaroni and cheese.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown, and mac and cheese heated through.
  6. Serve Hot

 

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Bacon Mac and Cheese recipe

Tomato-Cheese Macaroni Recipe

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Tomato-Cheese Macaroni Recipe

We were having fish for dinner so I decided on this Tomato-Cheese Macaroni Recipe for a side dish to go along with it. This is a very simple recipe that has a really good blend of flavors. It is mildly seasoned so there is a lot of room to add some additional seasoning. I think adding some basil, oregano, or some type of Italian seasoning blend mixture would add a lot to the dish. You could even brown some burger and add it in; turning this recipe into a one dish meal. However if you want to keep it simple the recipe is very good as is. If you’re like me, and are always looking for a good side dish, give this Tomato-Cheese Macaroni Recipe a try. Enjoy

Tomato-Cheese Macaroni Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 7 ounces uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1 medium green pepper (chopped and divided)
  • 4 green onions (chopped including tops)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (16 0unces)
  • 1 can tomato sauce (8 ounces)
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups shredded American cheese (divided)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Cook elbow macaroni according to package directions.
  3. While macaroni is cooking using a medium sauce pan or skillet cook the onion and green pepper (reserve 3 tablespoons of uncooked green pepper for garnish) in the oil until crisp tender, or to your desired doneness. Add the tomato sauce and the diced tomatoes (un-drained). Season with the pepper and cook until the tomatoes are heated through.
  4. Drain the macaroni and pour it hot into a 2 quart casserole dish. Mix in the tomato mixture and then fold in 2 ½ cups of cheese.
  5. Cover and bake for 25 minutes. Remove the cover and top with the rest of the cheese. Bake for an additional 5-10 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  6. Serve hot garnished with chopped green pepper.

 

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Tomato-Cheese Macaroni Recipe

Mac and Cheese with Hot Dogs Recipe

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Mac and Cheese with Hot Dogs Recipe

This Mac and Cheese with Hot Dogs Recipe is a very simple recipe that can be put together rather quickly. I was just looking for something a little different than the conventional Mac and Cheese recipes. I followed the recipe as written and it was very good. The original recipe called for beer, but I substituted chicken broth in place of it. The flavor of the hot dogs means a lot in this recipe; I would use all beef if possible.

If you’re in the mood for something a little different, give this Mac and Cheese with Hot Dogs Recipe a try-it’s well worth the effort.

 

Ingredients

1 pound elbow macaroni

Salt and pepper to taste

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (divided)

1 package beef hot dogs (cut into 1-inch pieces)

1 tablespoon butter

1 medium onion (finely chopped)

2 tablespoons all- purpose flour

1/2 cup chicken broth

2 cups milk

1 generous tablespoon spicy mustard

2 generous tablespoons ketchup

3 cups Sharp Cheddar

Directions

1. Cook Macaroni according to package instructions for al dente.

cooking macaroni hot dogs

2. Preheat broiler for low heat- and set rack 12 inches from heat.

3. While pasta cooks, heat a large deep skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, and then add hot dogs and brown on both sides. Remove the hot dogs with a slotted spoon to a paper towel lined plate.

cooked hot dogs cooking diced onions

4.  Add another tablespoon of olive oil, and the butter. When butter melts, cook onions until translucent, then add flour and cook another minute; add the chicken broth and cook until thickened.

5.  Mix in milk and bring to a boil, then season the sauce with salt and pepper, and stir in the mustard, and ketchup.

cheese sauce Macaroni and Cheese with Hot Dogs

5. Lower the heat and add 2 cups of the cheese. Stir to melt

6. Drain pasta well. Combine pasta and hot dogs with sauce- then pour into 13 x 9 casserole dish and top with remaining cheese.

7. Melt and brown cheese under broiler.

Serve Hot-feeds 4-6

Mac and Cheese with Hot Dogs

Macaroni and Cheese Chicken Casserole Recipe

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Macaroni and Cheese Chicken Casserole Recipe

There are so many different versions of Mac and cheese I don’t think I could ever try them all. This Macaroni and Cheese Chicken Casserole recipe looked pretty good so I thought I would give it a try. This recipe is creamy and smooth, and the red sweet pepper gives it nice color. This recipe is mildly seasoned so there is plenty of room to add additional seasoning to your taste. Because this recipe incorporates chicken into the recipe this Macaroni and Cheese Chicken Casserole Recipe makes a very good one dish meal. The next time you want to put Macaroni and Cheese on the table give this recipe a try. It is a simple recipe and you can have it on the supper table in about an hour. Enjoy

Serves 4-6

Ingredients

3 tablespoons butter

1/4 cup flour

2 cups milk

2 cups chicken broth

2 cups cubed American cheese

16 ounces macaroni, cooked and drained

3 cups cooked chicken breasts (cubed)

1 medium sweet red pepper (diced)

Salt and pepper to taste

Parsley (optional)

macaroni chopped chicken and cheese

Directions

Preheat oven to 350F

1. In large pan, melt butter; stir in flour.

2. Add milk and chicken broth; stir until thickened and smooth.

cheese sauce

3. Cook and stir for 3 minutes.

4. Remove from heat and add the cheese; stir until melted.

5.  In a large bowl combine the macaroni and all ingredients; mix thoroughly.

Chicken Casserole Recipe Macaroni and Cheese

6. Pour into 9 x 13 baking dish.

7.  Bake uncovered at 350°F for 40 minutes.

8. Remove from oven and let sit for 5 minutes before serving.

Garnish with parsley if desired

Macaroni and Cheese Chicken Casserole