Savory and Sweet Mac and Cheese
Recipe Type: Main
Serves: Serves 8
  • 5tablespoons butter
  • 6tablespoons flour
  • 3cups 2% reduced fat milk
  • 2cups grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 (8-oz) package cream cheese, cut into small pieces
  • 1pound large pasta shells
  • ½cup honey
  • ¾pound plus ¼ cup bacon, cooked and crumbled
  1. Preheat oven to 350 °F. In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.
  2. Whisk in flour and milk. Reduce heat to low, and cook until slightly thickened, about 2 minutes,
  3. stirring frequently. Add Parmesan and cream cheese. Stir until melted.
  4. Cook pasta. Pour cheese mixture over pasta and mix well. Stir in honey and ¾ lb bacon.
  5. Pour into a 2½-qt casserole dish, top with ¼ cup bacon and bake 20 minutes.
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