Macaroni & Cheese With Bacon Bread Crumbs

Bacon-breadedmacandcheese.jpgThey say “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” This could very well be true & the fastest way to get there is with a strip of bacon. I don’t know what is about guys & bacon, but I don’t think I have ever met a man yet that didn’t love it, My husband would literally put it on everything if he could. One of his favorite phrases that he mutters during dinner is “I bet this would be good with bacon on it.” Tonight’s meal is all about the hubby.

Ingredients:

1/2 of a package of bacon

1/2 cut of seasoned breadcrumbs

1 1 lb box of shells

2 cups of shredded sharp cheddar

1/2 cup of margarine or butter

2 cups of milk

1 tsp worcestershire

1/4 cup flour

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/2 tsp ground mustard

1/8 tsp pepper

Directions:

Bacon bread crumbs
Prepare bacon. Cook it on the crispy side. Drain well & blot to get the excess grease off. Cool and crumble into a food processor. Pulse until all of the bacon is in crumbs. Blot more if needed. Mix with the bread crumbs & set aside.

Cook pasta according to package directions & drain. Pour drained pasta into a large pot.

Preheat oven to 400. In a saucepan over low heat melt the margarine or butter. Add the flour, salt, ground mustard & pepper. Stir well until smooth. Stir in the milk & add worcestershire sauce. Increase the heat and stir continuously until the mixture comes to a boil. Remove from the heat and stir in the cheese. Stir until smooth & then pour over the pasta. Mix well until shells are evenly coated & transfer to a baking dish. Top with your bread crumb mixture. I used about 3/4 of a cup. Use how ever little or a lot that you prefer. Bake for about 20 minutes.

Enjoy!

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About The Pinterested Parent

I am loving wife to my best friend & mommy to our smarty pants little girl, who loves to learn, craft & play. I am an artist, a crafter & I am Pinterest addict. When I first started my blog it was meant to be an outlet for my Pinterest addiction. I was looking to inspire & be inspired. What it became was a wonderful journey for me & my daughter in which we chronicle our activities, crafts, lessons & a hefty slice of our life. Please join us as we navigate through this wonderful thing called motherhood.
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13 Responses to Macaroni & Cheese With Bacon Bread Crumbs

  1. My husband also loves bacon and totally one of the foods to the way to his heart, as well. Thanks for sharing and enjoy the holiday weekend now 🙂

  2. You had me at bacon and cheese! Yum!

  3. tracy says:

    Yes please…..my fav mac n cheese….the boys fav…bacon……perfection! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Jessica says:

    You had me at bacon! 🙂 Can’t wait to try this.
    Thank you for linking up with #smallvictoriessundaylinky. Pinned to the Small Victories Sunday board. Hope you link up again next week!

  5. Lisa says:

    Whaaaat? This looks amazing! My life will be changed forever with this recipe! Thanks for sharing at Saturday Dishes! I’m pinning this for sure!

  6. This cheesy bacon-y goodness looks delish!!! Thanks for sharing this at Saturday Dishes! I can’t wait to see what other yummy recipes you share in future weeks! (:

  7. momssmallvictories says:

    Oh my boys would looooove this! Nice to have you join us at Small Victories Sunday linky. Hope you join us again, new linky starts tonight for the week.

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