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I found this on FamilyCircle.com and wanted to share!
Four Cheese with Bacon Mac
Makes: 10 cups (12 servings)
Bake: at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Broil: 3 minutes
- 1 box (1 pound) cavatappi
- 6 slices bacon, diced
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 cups 2 percent milk
- 1/2 teaspoon onion flakes
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 pound sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 cup shredded colby-Jack cheese (4 ounces)
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4 ounces)
- 8 slices Kraft Deli Deluxe American cheese (6 ounces)
1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 3-quart broiler-safe baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to boiling.
2. Cook cavatappi 8 minutes in boiling water, then drain. Meanwhile, in medium-size saucepan, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, 6 minutes. Transfer to paper towels. Carefully pour off drippings, returning 2 tablespoons to pan. Add butter.
3. Whisk in flour until smooth. In a thin stream, whisk in milk. Stir in onion flakes, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce heat and simmer 2 minutes. In large bowl, toss together cheddar, colby-Jack and mozzarella.
4. Remove milk mixture from heat; whisk in American cheese and 11/4 cups of the cheddar mixture. Toss bacon pieces with remaining shredded cheese.
5. In pasta pot, combine cooked pasta and cheese sauce. Pour half into prepared dish. Sprinkle with a generous cup of the bacon-cheese mixture. Repeat layering.
6. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes. Increase oven temperature to broil and broil 3 minutes, until top is lightly browned. Cool slightly before serving.
Servings Per Recipe 10 cups (12 servings)
* Amount Per Serving
* Calories 404
* Total Fat (g) 21
* Saturated Fat (g) 11
* Cholesterol (mg) 63(blame the bacon! LOL)
* Sodium (mg) 616
* Carbohydrate (g) 33
* Fiber (g) 2
* Protein (g) 20
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Enjoy! Definitely a caloric splurge, but it will be worth it to save it up for your cheat day!