Cheddar Bacon Macaroni and Cheese
1 3/4 c. elbow macaroni
3 tbsp. butter
2 tbsp. flour
2 c. milk
4 c. sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1 jar real bacon bits
Heat oven to 350F.
Cook macaroni as directed on package. Meanwhile, melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat. Stir in flour and cook 2 minutes or until bubbly. Gradually stir in milk; cook on medium heat until mixture comes to a boil, stirring constantly. Simmer on low heat 3 to 5 minutes or until thickened. Add 3 cups cheese; cook and stir 5 minutes or until melted.
Drain macaroni. Add to sauce with bacon pieces, mix lightly. Spoon into casserole dish and top with remaining cheese.
Bake 20 minutes or until heated through.
Makes: 6 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Chill Time: n/a
Cook Time: 20 minutes