mac and cheese

It is hard to think of a comfort food that is better than mac and cheese. Steamy pasta with just the right amount of crunchy bread crumbs and maybe a bit too much cheese puts a smile on everyone’s face. This recipe is so easy, you will never find yourself ripping the top off that blue box again!

Mac and Cheese


1 small onion chopped

2 Tbs olive oil

3 cups milk

3 Tbs butter

1 Tbs flour

1 box favorite pasta

2 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese

1 cup Italian style bread crumbs

4 strips bacon


1- Cook bacon in microwave until crispy. Once cooled, crumble and set aside

2- Heat olive oil in a pan, cook onions until translucent and set aside

3-Cook pasta a little less than package directions for al dente. (you don’t want it fully cooked since you will be cooking further in the oven) Drain and set aside, covered.

4- Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.

5- In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, melt butter. Add the flour and stir until it thickens.

6- Slowly add milk while stirring. Let simmer then continue to stir until thick.

7- Slowly add cheese while stirring. Continue to heat and stir until completely melted.

8- Add bacon, onion and 3/4 cup bread crumbs to the cooked pasta and mix.

9- Add cheese and mix until thoroughly coated.

10- Transfer pasta to a coated baking dish, top with remaining bread crumbs and bake until golden brown.

mac and cheese

We chose to pair this meal with Citra Montepulciano D’Abruzzo (sample)

citra Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

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