So… I think that macaroni and cheese may just be the best comfort food ever. There is this restaurant in Baltimore called Mamas on the Half Shell and they served the most amazing baked macaroni and cheese. It comes in a small white bowl , is ooey-gooey with a crispy, crunchy top and just oh so delicious. A little side dish would do for an entire meal, it was just that filling. When we were deciding on what to make for our first football couch-gate of the year, baked mac and cheese topped the list. But we would be adding one additional ingredient to kick it up a notch…BACON. Because honestly, bacon makes everything better. So I give you.. Baked Macaroni and Cheese with Bacon.
Baked Macaroni and Cheese with Bacon
- 1/2 lb. elbow macaroni
- 3 strips bacon
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 can 12 oz. evaporated milk
- 3 eggs
- 1 1/2 c. shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/2 c. shredded monterey jack cheese
- 1/2 c.grated parmesan cheese
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/8 tsp. nutmeg
Preheat oven to 475 degrees
Heat bacon in skillet over medium heat until crispy
Add garlic to skillet and mix with bacon for approx. 30 seconds. Place in medium bowl
Cook elbow macaroni for 6 minutes
While macaroni is cooking, whisk together eggs and evaporated milk. Mix in cheeses, salt and spices.
Drain macaroni and pour into bowl with bacon and garlic. Stir to combine.
Pour egg and milk mixture over pasta and stir to combine.
Place mixture into 8"x8" greased baking dish
Sprinlke breadcrumbs on top
Bake for 12 minutes or until sides start to turn brown
So are you a bacon fanatic like me? What types of food do you like to add bacon to?
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