Bacon & Tomato Macaroni 'n Cheese

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Dinner Pasta 15-30 min 8+


Bacon & Tomato Macaroni 'n Cheese


Bacon mac and cheese takes the flavors of a classic sandwich and a favorite comfort food and combines them in this hearty dish.

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12 oz. (3 cups) uncooked elbow macaroni

1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter with Olive Oil

2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg

1/8 tsp. ground red pepper

1 1/2 cups milk

8 oz. (2 cups) Land O Lakes® American, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

8 oz. (2 cups) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

1 medium (1 cup) tomato, seeded, chopped

4 slices (1/3 cup) crisply cooked bacon, crumbled

1/4 cup coarsely chopped parsley

Crumbled bacon, if desired


Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain.

Melt Butter with Olive Oil in 3-quart saucepan over medium heat until sizzling; stir in flour, salt, nutmeg and ground red pepper. Continue cooking, stirring constantly, 1-2 minutes or until mixture is bubbly and very lightly browned. Add milk, 1/4 cup at a time, stirring constantly, 5-7 minutes or until mixture is thickened. Add cheeses; stir until melted and sauce is smooth. Add cooked macaroni, tomato, 1/3 cup crumbled bacon and parsley; stir until well mixed.

Garnish with additional crumbled bacon, if desired.

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