Bacon Mac & Cheese
Total TimePrep: 35 min. Bake: 40 min.
Makes16 servings (3/4 cup each)
I always have to adapt most of the Taste of Home recipes to accommodate my husband's low-fat diet. I used reduced-fat Velveeta, fat-free cheddar shreds, and real monterey jack. This of course reduced not only the fat content but the calories. It is absolutely creamy and delicious even with these few modifications. I would highly recommend this recipe as it has been a family favorite for a long time!
I suggest substituting real American cheese for the Velveeta. Velveeta isn't actually cheese but one of those Frankenstein foods made with oil and some other weird ingredients. If you're going to the trouble to make this from scratch, keep it real. Please don't hate me because I don't recommend fake food.
Very nice texture and blend of flavors. Second time I used less bacon and a pound of ground beef. Then half cheddar, half smoked Gouda and the velveta. Saut?ed sweet onion in the bacon fat and mixed in six chopped up roasted Hatch peppers. Amazingly delicious.
Very very good, did as recipe called for except added less Jalape?o. Everyone loved it.
By far the best mac n cheese I've ever made and i'm a mac n cheese snobb. The only things I did different was add more jalapeno and one habanero (I like it really spicy) and I ommitted the green onion (simply because I didn't have any) and the recipe came out to die for. I will definitely be making this again soon!
for added color add some broccoli. Good way to sneak it in under the kids nose
Very good. Added panko topping
My family gives this one a big thumbs up! The bacon really brings it a step up. Great side dish for any meat. JudyLA
Attn: luvmac -- when you buy shredded cheese if you look at the bags - an 8 oz bag = 2 cups.
I am confused on the amount of cheese. The recipe keeps saying add 1 cup (4 ounces) for the cheeses, BUT, a cup is 8 ounces. Is it supposed to be 4 ounces of each cheese, or 8 ounces???