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Taking Mac and Cheese to a New Level!

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On the afternoon of Christmas Eve, my good friend Carolyn sent me one of those recipe videos – the ones that show you how to make something in less than a minute – featuring a bacon and macaroni and cheese pie.  Well, I had to bring something to a friend’s house for dinner that night, so I picked up some bacon at the market and started making it.

Here is the video that Carolyn sent.

I changed the recipe up a little bit.  As I was in a hurry, I just used the Pillsbury boxed pie crust.  It’s a good alternative to Martha Stewart’s recipe.  I also used my own Mac and Cheese recipe, but I added bacon.  I used one pound of bacon:  8 strips for the lattice top and the rest chopped up, cooked, and mixed in with the mac and cheese.

So basically, the recipe is,

  • Make 1/2 batch of Mac and Cheese. (Don’t bake it)
  • Chop up and cook all but 8 strips of 1 pound bacon.  Drain and set aside.
  • Mix bacon and mac and cheese together
  • Take a pie crust, lay in pie plate, and bake crust for 10 minutes at 425
  • Take the crust out of the oven, and spoon in mac and cheese mixture.
  • Lattice weave the bacon on top.
  • Bake at 425 (non convection) for 20 minutes, until bacon is done.
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Author: Mike