Creamy Bacon Mac & Cheese

Oh my, this stuff is soooo good!  I dare say it’s the best macaroni and cheese I’ve ever made.  And although it definitely has a more adult flavor, my kids all loved it too.  If you have fresh rosemary, you can use about 4 tablespoons chopped in place of the dried.

You can also use all Gruyere cheese in this recipe, but I thought the flavor would be too strong for my family.  With the mozzarella, it was just right.  Plus, it’s a little more economical to use part mozzarella.  But the flavor of the Gruyere cheese with the rosemary and bacon is phenomenal!  I’m already dreaming about making this again.

Creamy Bacon Mac & Cheese
Creamy Bacon Mac & Cheese
Serves 6
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
50 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
50 min
1028 calories
62 g
266 g
75 g
27 g
44 g
290 g
568 g
3 g
0 g
26 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
290g
Servings
6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1028
Calories from Fat 659
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 75g
115%
Saturated Fat 44g
221%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 22g
Cholesterol 266mg
89%
Sodium 568mg
24%
Total Carbohydrates 62g
21%
Dietary Fiber 3g
11%
Sugars 3g
Protein 27g
Vitamin A
54%
Vitamin C
4%
Calcium
41%
Iron
9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 4 cups heavy cream
  2. 2 teaspoons dried rosemary
  3. Salt and pepper, to taste
  4. 1/2 pound bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
  5. 1 pound elbow macaroni
  6. 1 cup shredded Gruyere cheese
  7. 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  8. 2-3 chopped green onions, for garnish
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain; reserving 1/3 cup of pasta water.
  2. Meanwhile, combine cream and rosemary in a large saucepan. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat slightly and continue to simmer until reduced by half, 15-20 minutes.
  4. Stir cheeses into cream until melted.
  5. Stir in cooked pasta along with 1/3 cup of pasta water.
  6. Cook a few more minutes until everything is heated through.
  7. Stir in bacon just before serving. Garnish with chopped green onions.
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calories
1028
fat
75g
protein
27g
carbs
62g
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Who Dished It Up First: Adapted from Michael Symon

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Comments

  1. oh yum!

  2. Adding bacon to mac and cheese? What’s not to like?

    Actually, with the holidays fast approaching, I’m curious to see what ideas LD readers can cook up. This newsletter I subscribe to is having a recipe contest: https://apps.facebook.com/whcontests/the-natural-knowledge-247-holiday-recipe-contest

    If you have a good idea, don’t hesitate to submit it!

  3. bacon makes everything taste better!
    xx
    kat

  4. The gruyere and rosemary really give this a grown-up twist,and bacon makes everything better! Looks great.

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