Bacon Mac & Cheese
1/2 lb elbow macaroni
1lb thick cut bacon*
2 cups Mac Sauce**
2 cups cheddar cheese
1 clove or 1 tbsp minced garlic
1/2 cup diced onion
salt & pepper to taste
Cook pasta according to package instructions. Slice bacon strips into 1/2 inch pieces, break apart, fry in a large skillet over med heat. Fry in two batches to keep bacon crispy. Drain all but 2-3 tbsp rendered bacon fat. Over med heat sauté onion and garlic. Set aside.
Make or reheat Mac Sauce, slowly add grated cheese. IMPORTANT: remove sauce from heat before adding cheese or you will have gritty oily sauce.
Stir together cooked pasta, bacon, onion, garlic and cheese sauce. Salt & pepper to taste. May be served immediately or covered and kept warm in the oven. A good entree or side.
The recipe pictured used 1lb pasta, is topped with cheese…
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