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Cheddar-Bacon Mac & Cheese

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There's really only one way to improve on a classic mac and cheese made from scratch with milk, butter and cheddar. Naturally, it involves adding bacon.
20 min
40 min
6 servings, 1 cup each

What You Need

cups  elbow macaroni, uncooked
Tbsp.  butter or margarine
Tbsp.  flour
cups  milk
cups  KRAFT Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese, divided
slices  OSCAR MAYER Center Cut Bacon, cooked, crumbled

Make It

HEAT oven to 350°F.

COOK macaroni as directed on package. Meanwhile, melt butter in large saucepan on low heat. Stir in flour; cook 2 min. or until bubbly. Gradually stir in milk; cook on medium heat until mixture comes to boil, stirring constantly. Simmer on low heat 3 to 5 min. or until thickened. Add 1-1/2 cups cheese; cook and stir 5 min. or until melted.

DRAIN macaroni. Add to sauce with bacon; mix lightly. Spoon into 1-1/2-qt. casserole; top with remaining cheese.

BAKE 20 min. or until heated through.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Healthy Living
Save 50 calories and 6 g of fat per serving by preparing with fat-free milk and KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Cheddar Cheese.
Prepare using KRAFT Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese.
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