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Ninja Bacon Mac & Cheese Recipe

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Phil Thrasher


4 slices bacon applewood smoked, thick-cut
onion sweet or yellow
3 cups chicken stock or water
8 ounces Cellentani
2 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp flour
1 cup half and half
1 cup white cheddar smoked and grated
1 cup Gouda smoked and grated
1 cup Monterey Jack

1. Slice 1/2 of an onion into 1/4" slices and place in the bottom of the inner pot. Cut bacon strips in half.
Cook 4 slices of thick-cut applewood smoked bacon in the Ninja Foodi. Place the rack in the high position
and lay the bacon down in a single layer and air crisp on 360 F for 14-18 minutes, flipping at 7 minutes.
Drain cooked bacon on paper towels.

2. Turn the sear/saute on high. Deglaze the hot pot with 3 cups of chicken stock or water. Make sure to
scrape the bottom of the pot with a non-stick safe utensil.

3. Add in 8 ounces of Cellentani pasta or your pasta of choice. Make sure to adjust your time depending on
which pasta shape you use. See post for more details.

4. Add 2 Tbsp of flour and 2 Tbsp of melted butter in a pressure safe pan, stir to combine and cover. Place
rack in the high position over the pasta and place the pan on top. Put on the pressure lid and make sure
to turn the valve to seal. Pressure Cook on high for 8 minutes. Allow to natural release for 2 minutes and
manually release the remaining pressure. Add the roux from the pan into the pasta and broth and stir.

5. Add in 1 cup of half & half or whole milk. Turn the sear/saute on medium. Add in 3 cups of cheese and stir
until melted.

6. Crumble 6 (half) pieces of bacon into mac and cheese and stir. Reserve 2 (half) pieces of bacon for
garnish or if you aren't topping with cheese, add in all of the bacon.

7. Top the bacon mac and cheese with a little more cheese of your choice and the 2 remaining pieces of
bacon crumbled. Broil with the TenderCrisp lid for 5-10 minutes or until the cheese has melted and starts
to brown. Sprinkle with a little Chipotle powder for a kick. Serve & Enjoy!

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Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
5 minutes prep & 5 minutes to pressure & 35 minutes cook time
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Optional Toppings:

2 Tbsp Sharp Cheddar see post for my recommendation
cup Monterey Jack shredded
cup Mild Cheddar shredded
pinch chipotle powder




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