Bacon Mac and Cheese Pie

Bacon Mac and Cheese Pie

Friends will be surprised when you take this gem out of the oven. Classic mac and cheese is enveloped by a crunchy bacon weave exterior. It’s as fun to make as it is to eat!

Ingredients











Cooking Instructions

1

Heat oven to 400°F.


2

Tightly weave 1 pound of bacon strips into a square shape, to fit inside a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate. Alternate strips over and under creating a lattice. Gently place on bottom of pie plate; press down firmly.


3

Weave the remaining bacon strips into another square on an aluminum foil-lined 15 x 10-inch baking pan for lattice on top of pie. Place pie plate and baking sheet in oven. Bake for 15 minutes. (The bacon will not be completely crisp.) Remove from oven; cool slightly. Blot excess bacon grease with a paper towel.


4

Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions; drain.


5

Melt 4 tablespoons butter in a Dutch oven over medium-low heat. Whisk in flour until smooth. Gradually whisk in milk. Bring to a boil; cook and whisk for 2 minutes or thickened. Reduce heat to low; gradually stir in colby jack and parmesan until melted. Stir in pasta. Remove from the heat.


6

Spoon pasta mixture over bacon in pie plate. Melt remaining butter in a skillet over medium-low heat. Add bread crumbs and nutmeg; stir until bread crumbs are toasted. Sprinkle bread crumb mixture and basil if desired over pasta mixture.


7

Carefully place bacon lattice on top of pie. Bake, uncovered, for 10-15 minutes or until bacon is crisp. Cool slightly before serving.


Recipe Tip:
Any brand of Wisconsin colby jack or parmesan cheese can be used.
cheese iconCheesemonger Tip:
High heat is the enemy of cheese. Always reduce the heat before adding the cheese, stirring constantly until it is thoroughly incorporated into the sauce.

Ingredients











Cooking Instructions

1

Heat oven to 400°F.


2

Tightly weave 1 pound of bacon strips into a square shape, to fit inside a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate. Alternate strips over and under creating a lattice. Gently place on bottom of pie plate; press down firmly.


3

Weave the remaining bacon strips into another square on an aluminum foil-lined 15 x 10-inch baking pan for lattice on top of pie. Place pie plate and baking sheet in oven. Bake for 15 minutes. (The bacon will not be completely crisp.) Remove from oven; cool slightly. Blot excess bacon grease with a paper towel.


4

Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions; drain.


5

Melt 4 tablespoons butter in a Dutch oven over medium-low heat. Whisk in flour until smooth. Gradually whisk in milk. Bring to a boil; cook and whisk for 2 minutes or thickened. Reduce heat to low; gradually stir in colby jack and parmesan until melted. Stir in pasta. Remove from the heat.


6

Spoon pasta mixture over bacon in pie plate. Melt remaining butter in a skillet over medium-low heat. Add bread crumbs and nutmeg; stir until bread crumbs are toasted. Sprinkle bread crumb mixture and basil if desired over pasta mixture.


7

Carefully place bacon lattice on top of pie. Bake, uncovered, for 10-15 minutes or until bacon is crisp. Cool slightly before serving.


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