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Is there anything better than bacon, caramelized onions, and cheese? According to this Creamy Baked Mac and Cheese with Bacon, absolutely not.

Baked Mac-n-Cheese


  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: Serves 6 1x

Description

Is there anything better than bacon, caramelized onions, and cheese? According to this Creamy Baked Mac and Cheese with Bacon, absolutely not.


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Ingredients

  • 4 cups macaroni noodles, uncooked
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 2 medium onions, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 pound bacon
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 egg yolks, beaten
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 34 cups cheddar cheese, shredded (the sharper the better)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cook macaroni for half the time of the package instructions, drain, and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, fry the bacon until crispy. Drain on a paper towel, and chop into small bits. Reserve 1 tablespoon of the bacon grease.
  3. In the same skillet that you fried the bacon in, add the onions, and cook over medium-low heat for 15 to 20 minutes, or until golden-brown, caramelized, and soft. Set aside.
  4. In a pot, melt 4 tablespoons butter. Sprinkle in flour, and whisk to combine. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium heat for 1 minute.
  5. Pour in milk, and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, or until thick. Reduce heat to low. Add salt and pepper to taste. (Do not under-salt!)
  6. Beat egg yolks in a separate small bowl, and then drizzle 1/4 cup hot milk mixture into the yolks, stirring constantly. Pour egg mixture back into sauce, and cook for another minute.
  7. Add cheese, and stir until melted. Add onions and bacon, and stir. Taste for seasoning, and add more salt if needed.
  8. Add cooked macaroni and stir to coat.  Pour into a baking dish, and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until sizzling and hot.

Notes

  • Bacon, caramelized onions, and cheese… What more can we want in a mac and cheese recipe?
  • Category: side dish
  • Method: stovetop and oven
  • Cuisine: pasta
Nutrition Information: YIELD: 8 SERVING SIZE: 1/2 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 494.4 Fat: 27.6g Cholesterol: 119.7mg Sodium: 343.5mg Carbohydrates: 42.1g Sugars: 5.3g Protein: 19.3g Vitamin A: 267.5µg Vitamin C: 2mg