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Bacon Mac & Cheese

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It’s an over-the-top baked macaroni that is perfect to indulge in this holiday. Stuffed with a variety of cheeses whipped into a béchamel, it has crunchy bacon layered throughout the dish and has a golden panko topping, with even more bacon and cheese, of course!
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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Serves 4
1 2/3 cups
Penne Pasta
6 slices
4 cups
Warm  Half and Half
1/2 tsp
Ground Nutmeg , freshly grated
to taste
Salt and Pepper
5 2/3 cups
Cheese , grated
to taste
Panko Breadcrumbs
1

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Nutrition Per Serving

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CALORIES
1114
FAT
81.0 g
PROTEIN
47.2 g
CARBS
52.3 g

Cooking Instructions

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Step 1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
Step 2
In a skillet, cook the Bacon (6 slice). When crispy, drain on a paper towel lined plate and set aside. Reserve 4 tablespoon of the bacon grease. Cook the Penne Pasta (6 ounce) in salted water according to package's instructions. Reserve 2 tablespoons of pasta water.
Step 3
In the same skillet, use the reserved bacon grease and sprinkle in Unbleached All-Purpose Flour (4 tablespoon) Whisk together for 3-5 minutes. The fat will absorb the flour to create a roux. Cooking will cook off the raw flour flavor.
Step 4
When the roux turns sandy beige, pour in the Half and Half (4 cup). Whisk thoroughly to prevent any lumps.
Step 5
Keep whisking and add Ground Nutmeg (1/2 teaspoon), Salt and Pepper (to taste) and Unsalted Butter (2 tablespoon).
Step 6
Take the skillet off the heat and stir in the Cheese (1 pound), pasta water, and Egg (1).
Step 7
Toss the cooked pasta in the cheese mixture.
Step 8
In a buttered dish, layer in pasta with crumbled bacon. Reserve some of the crumbled bacon for topping.
Step 9
Top with Panko Breadcrumbs (to taste) extra bacon and cheese.
Step 10
Bake at 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) for 20-25 minutes. Cover with tin foil for half the baking time.
Step 11
Broil for about 5 minutes to blister the cheese.
Step 12
Serve and enjoy!

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Nutrition Per Serving
Calories
1114
% Daily Value*
Fat
81.0 g
104%
Saturated Fat
44.6 g
223%
Trans Fat
1.2 g
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Cholesterol
283.5 mg
94%
Carbohydrates
52.3 g
19%
Fiber
1.4 g
5%
Sugars
11.7 g
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Protein
47.2 g
94%
Sodium
1078.8 mg
47%
Vitamin D
0.3 µg
2%
Calcium
1091.1 mg
84%
Iron
2.1 mg
12%
Potassium
494.6 mg
11%
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