Mac and Cheese #1

Mac and Cheese #1

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Mac and Cheese #1
Over the course of time I will likely have several recipes of Mac and Cheese. This one is a stove top version that includes some onions, garlic and crispy bacon. I also play around with cheese blends but this one is pretty awesome.

Elbow Macaroni (half a box)
4 tbs of butter
2 tbs of AP flour
1 cup of cream
4 oz of Gruyere
4 oz of Cheddar (again buy the block and shred it yourself)
3 slices of Bacon
1 shallot
3 cloves of garlic
Cayenne pepper
Black Pepper
Kosher Salt
1. Cook your bacon on low to medium heat until crispy. Remove to a paper towel. Remove some of the grease but keep a tablespoon or so and then add shallots and cook until soft followed by minced garlic. Remove from heat and set aside and crumble bacon back into the pan and stir.

2. Cook your pasta according to the package. Set aside a little pasta water.

3. Now lets make a rue by taking a large pot and put it on medium low heat. Melt the better and then add the flour and stir until light brown. Add your cream and stir until it thickens into a béchamel. Start adding your cheeses slowly letting them melt. When you get the consistency you want add the bacon, onions and remaining spices and stir. The slowly add your pasta until completely coated. Taste and salt and pepper accordingly.

2 thoughts on “Mac and Cheese #1”

    1. ahhh Brule…of course! anything can be made GF or Vegan by simply sacrificing flavor and heartiness. Just plug in your cardboard GF noodles and let the cheese and bacon suffocate the GF noodles.


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