Exactly what you were thinking – a mac and cheese that is both sweet and savory? Well, it’s pretty darn good.
By Jocelyn Ruggiero of Relish
Mark Boughton Photography / Styling by Teresa Blackburn
The savory is bacon and parmesan cheese. The sweet is honey. Generously mix these ingredients with a deep dish of cream cheesy pasta shells and you’ve got a main dessert course
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Savory and Sweet Mac and Cheese
- Author: Jocelyn Ruggiero for Relish
- Yield: 0 Serves 8 1x
- Category: Main
- 5 tablespoons butter
- 6 tablespoons flour
- 3 cups 2% reduced fat milk
- 2 cups grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 8-oz package cream cheese, cut into small pieces
- 1 pound large pasta shells
- 1/2 cup honey
- 3/4 pound plus ¼ cup bacon (cooked and crumbled)
- Preheat oven to 350 °F. In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.
- Whisk in flour and milk. Reduce heat to low, and cook until slightly thickened, about 2 minutes,
- stirring frequently. Add Parmesan and cream cheese. Stir until melted.
- Cook pasta. Pour cheese mixture over pasta and mix well. Stir in honey and ¾ lb bacon.
- Pour into a 2½-qt casserole dish, top with ¼ cup bacon and bake 20 minutes.
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