Bacon Mac and Cheese

Bacon Mac and Cheese

Chef Michael Symon revamps this classic comfort food into a grown-up version. This recurring request at holidays and parties is bursting with flavor. Featuring nutty alpine-style cheese, bacon, macaroni and rosemary, this smooth and smoky American essential will captivate the taste buds.

servings
4-6

Ingredients








Cooking Instructions

1

Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain reserving 3 tablespoon water. Meanwhile, fry bacon in a large skillet until crisp. Remove to paper towel with a slotted spoon to drain. Set aside.


2

Pour cream in a Dutch oven; sprinkle with rosemary. Bring cream mixture to a gentle boil over medium heat, whisking constantly. Gently boil, whisking constantly, until cream is reduced by half. Reduce heat to low; gradually stir in Little Mountain until melted. Add macaroni, reserved water and bacon; heat through, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat. Season with salt and pepper to taste.


3

Garnish with chives. 


Recipe Tip:
Any brand of Wisconsin alpine-style cheese can be used.
cheese iconCheesemonger Tip:
Chris Roelli is a fourth generation Master Cheesemaker. His Little Mountain cheese has a smooth, rich flavor with a nutty finish. In 2016, this special cheese received top honors, winning Best of Show in the American Cheese Society's cheese competition!

Ingredients








Cooking Instructions

1

Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain reserving 3 tablespoon water. Meanwhile, fry bacon in a large skillet until crisp. Remove to paper towel with a slotted spoon to drain. Set aside.


2

Pour cream in a Dutch oven; sprinkle with rosemary. Bring cream mixture to a gentle boil over medium heat, whisking constantly. Gently boil, whisking constantly, until cream is reduced by half. Reduce heat to low; gradually stir in Little Mountain until melted. Add macaroni, reserved water and bacon; heat through, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat. Season with salt and pepper to taste.


3

Garnish with chives. 


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