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One Pot Bacon Mac 'n Cheese Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Ruby Barnes

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
4 slices thick-cut bacon, chopped (about 1/2 pound)
1 lb cavatappi pasta
kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper
8 ounces mozzarella cheese, coarsely grated (about 2 cups, packed)
6 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, coarsely grated (about 2 cups, packed)
3 ounces Fontina cheese, coarsely grated (about 1 cup, packed)
3 ounces cream cheese
1⁄3 cup milk
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 teaspoon mustard powder
3⁄4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, plus additional for serving, if desired
handful chives, chopped

Directions:
Directions:
Add bacon to a 5 1/2 quart Dutch oven over medium-heat and cook, stirring, until crispy. Remove bacon with a slotted spoon and set aside.
Add pasta to pot with the rendered bacon fat. Add 4 cups water and one teaspoon salt. Bring to a boil over high heat and cook, stirring frequently, until pasta is just tender and a small amount of water still remains, about 7 minutes.
Add mozzarella, cheddar, fontina, cream cheese, milk, butter, mustard powder, and cayenne. Reduce heat to low, stirring until cheese is melted. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Remove from heat and serve immediately, garnished with reserved bacon, chives, and additional cayenne, if desired.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
30 minutes

 

 

 

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