Mac & Cheese recipe


Because people have asked, I figured I’d share the recipe from the Mac & Cheese recipe that won last weekend 🙂 

It was inspired by this one

1 lb thick cut bacon

1 1b box medium shells

1 stick of butter

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1/2 cup flour

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

3  1/2 cups milk

1 egg

8 oz cream cheese

1/2 lb American cheese

1 1/2 cups sharp cheddar 

1/2 cup pepper jack

1/2 cup shredded Parmesan 

Panko breadcrumbs

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350. 

Chop and cook bacon into crumbles.

Boil pasta in salted water, drain and set aside in a large bowl to cool.

In a large pot, whisk butter, flour, salt, cayenne, and nutmeg until smooth. 

Add milk and bring to a boil.  Stir in cubed cream cheese and then the other cheeses.  Remove from heat. 

Stir beaten egg into the cooled noodles.  Then pour cheese sauce over the noodles, stir in bacon, and place in greased 9×13 inch pan.  There will be a lot of sauce. 

Cook 30 minutes and then add seasoned panko breadcrumbs to the top for 15 more minutes. 

This recipe is awesome because it stays creamy hours after you remove it from the oven. 

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