Friday, November 5, 2010

Smokey Mac & Cheese Casserole

Here's a twist on an old favorite that I love. Smokey Macaroni and Cheese. It's simple to make and is well received by my picky eaters.


4C large elbow macaroni
3 T flour
3 T oil
1 C smokey or regular cheddar
1 C smoked gouda
1 C half & half
1 C sour cream
1/4 t cayenne
1/4 pepper
1 t salt
7 slices of smoked bacon, cooked and crumbled

Cook macaroni according to directions on package. Make roux with oil and flour, basically heat up oil, stir in flour and adjust flame til mixture boils a little. It is done when roux turns a tan, nutty color. Add the rest of the ingredients starting with half and half. Stir until cheese is melted. Add macaroni. Spoon into baking dish and bake at 350 until toasted on top. For a more moist casserole, cover with foil and bake until hot and bubbly.


1 comment:

Julie said...

Ah bacon...the magic, secret ingredient.