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Build-Your-Own Mac ‘n Cheese

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Build-Your-Own Mac ‘n Cheese
alarm
Total Time:
25 mins
school
Skill Level:
Beginner
restaurant_menu
Servings:
4 Servings

Ingredients


Build-Your-Own Mac ‘n Cheese

Product ImageHickory Smoked Bacon, Classic Cut
  • 1 lb. Pasta (cavatappi or elbow)1 lb.
  • 1/2 tbsp. Unsalted butter1/2 tbsp.
  • 1/2 tbsp. All-purpose flour1/2 tbsp.
  • 1/2 cup Milk1/2 cup
  • 1/8 tsp. Salt1/8 tsp.
  • 1/8 tsp. Black pepper1/8 tsp.
  • 1/8 tsp. Ground nutmeg1/8 tsp.
  • 1 cup White cheddar cheese1 cup

Toppings

  • 3 oz. Frozen peas3 oz.
  • 2 slices Farmland Hickory Smoked Bacon2 slices
  • 2 oz. Farmland Cubed Ham2 oz.
  • 3-4 Cherry tomatoes3-4
  • 1 Scallion1
  • 4 oz. Potato chips4 oz.

Instructions


  1. Preheat oven to 350°

  2. Cook the pasta in lightly salted water, following package directions, about 12 minutes. Drain.

  3. While pasta is cooking, melt butter in a medium-size, heavy-bottomed saucepan (not nonstick) over medium heat. Stir in flour until well blended; cook 1 minute. Whisk in 1/4 cup of the milk and cook, whisking continuously, until smooth. Whisk in remaining 1/4 cup milk and continue to cook, whisking until thickened and smooth, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in salt, pepper and nutmeg. Whisk in 1/2 cup of the cheese until smooth.

  4. In a large bowl, mix together the pasta, cheese sauce and 1/4 cup of the remaining cheese. Stir in your choice of peas and ham, or bacon and tomato.

  5. Pour into a baking dish coated with nonstick cooking spray. Scatter remaining 1/4 cup cheese evenly over the top.

  6. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until bubbly. Remove from oven and let it cool for 10 minutes.

  7. Garnish with crushed potato chips and/or chopped scallions.

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Ingredients


Build-Your-Own Mac ‘n Cheese

  • 1 lb. Pasta (cavatappi or elbow)1 lb.
  • 1/2 tbsp. Unsalted butter1/2 tbsp.
  • 1/2 tbsp. All-purpose flour1/2 tbsp.
  • 1/2 cup Milk1/2 cup
  • 1/8 tsp. Salt1/8 tsp.
  • 1/8 tsp. Black pepper1/8 tsp.
  • 1/8 tsp. Ground nutmeg1/8 tsp.
  • 1 cup White cheddar cheese1 cup

Toppings

  • 3 oz. Frozen peas3 oz.
  • 2 slices Farmland Hickory Smoked Bacon2 slices
  • 2 oz. Farmland Cubed Ham2 oz.
  • 3-4 Cherry tomatoes3-4
  • 1 Scallion1
  • 4 oz. Potato chips4 oz.

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