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Tamika Goodridge's Smokin' Bacon Mac and Cheese

Smokin Bacon Mac Cheese Tamika Goodridge
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skill level
Easy
time
30-60min
servings
6
cost
$
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ingredients
  • 2/3 Box Elbow Macaroni (about 10 ounces)
  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • 16 ounces Grated Mild Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/2 Medium Onion
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 4 Slices thick cut hickory bacon
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1/2 cup Evaporated Milk
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 tablespoons Bread Crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons Crushed Red Pepper
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
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  • 1
      
    Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • 2
    2/3 Box Elbow Macaroni (about 10 ounces)
    Cook elbow macaroni and set aside.
  • 3
    1/2 Medium Onion
    Grate onion, saving any juice released. 
  • 4
    4 Slices thick cut hickory bacon
    2 tablespoons Butter
    In medium cast iron pot, melt butter. Add onion and bacon, sauté until cooked.
  • 5
    12 ounces Grated Mild Cheddar Cheese
    1 Large Egg
    1 cup Milk
    1/2 cup Evaporated Milk
    1/2 cup Heavy Cream
    Add macaroni, milks, and heavy cream. Stir in egg. Stir in 3/4 of the cheese, set the remaining aside.
  • 6
    2 teaspoons Crushed Red Pepper
    Salt and Pepper to Taste
    Add crushed red pepper, salt and pepper and stir. 
  • 7
      
    Divide between your 6-8 ramekins. 
  • 8
    Remaining cheese
    2 tablespoons Bread Crumbs
    Evenly sprinkle remaining cheese and bread crumbs on each ramekin.
  • 9
     
    Bake in over on top shelf for 10-15 minutes or until cheese has crusted.  Remove and serve.
 
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