Loaded Mac N’ Cheese

Loaded Mac N’ Cheese

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8 servings

$0.93 per serving

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Naturally Hardwood Smoked
Bar-S Smoked Bacon
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  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 4 Bar-S Classic Franks, cut into 1 inch slices
  • 1/2 package Bar-S Smoked Bacon, crisply cooked and crumbled
  • 1 (8 oz.) package elbow macaroni
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 (8 oz.) package American cheese, cut into strips
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs

1. Preheat oven to 350 F.

2. Cook bacon until crisp, cool then crumble, reserve.

3. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat, add flour and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in milk, salt and pepper; continuing to stir frequently until mixture boil and thickens.

4. Bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the macaroni and cook for 8–10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

5. Add the sharp cheddar and American cheeses to the milk mixture; stir until cheese is melted. Combine the cheese sauce with the macaroni, frank slices and bacon crumbles. Transfer into a 2-quart lightly sprayed baking dish. Top with panko breadcrumbs.

6. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.

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