That is best way to explain the deliciousness of this recipe because I have never seen so much cheese in my life.
Yesterday was a lot of cooking for one day and I was totally worn out. I had to make chicken noodle soup with the broth that I made from the roast chicken. I had to make fudge because you know it’s chocolate and mama needs her chocolate! Also it was my mother in laws 60th birthday party that night so I had to make two large batches of the Mac and Cheese that she wanted. Man I got tired just writing that. Totally worth it though.
Mac and Cheese
- 3 cups macaroni noodles
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp ground mustard
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- Cayenne to taste
- 1 Tbsp steak sauce
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 3 cups pepper jack cheese (shredded)
- 1 cup cheddar cheese (shredded)
- 1 pound bacon
Melt the butter in a large enough pan to fit all the ingredients. Stir in the flour, salt, pepper, mustard, cayenne and steak sauce. Mix until smooth. Add milk and heavy cream. Stir! Cube the cream cheese and put that in. Stir until that melts but don’t let it boil, it gets too sticky. Looks like yummy curdled milk. Haha
Then add the shredded cheeses! I have never seen so much cheese in my life. But you must know I am making a double batch so this is huge!
Add more salt and pepper to taste. When the mixture is smooth and super sticky and the cooked macaroni.
If that doesn’t make your mouth water I don’t know what will. At some point during this process cook your bacon. I did mine in the oven at 350 for about 15-20 minutes. Half way through I pour some of the grease off. I was looking for something to pour it in and found this plastic cup. My husband told me several times that it would melt but did I listen? Nope!!!
See totally not melted!
Chop the bacon and add half in the Mac and cheese. Place this in a 9×13 pan and add the other half of the bacon on top. I also through some breadcrumbs on top because I like a little crunch.
Bake for 20-25 minutes at 350!
Tadda! As my daughter would say. My mother in law was one happy camper she got her grand daughters, horses and Mac and Cheese. What could be better in life!