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Cheddar-Bacon Mac & Cheese
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Cheddar-Bacon Mac & Cheese

40 Min(s)
20 Min(s) Prep
20 Min(s) Cook
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.
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6 servings
Original recipe yields 6 servings
1-3/4 cups elbow macaroni, uncooked
3 Tbsp. butter or margarine
2 Tbsp. flour
2 cups milk
2 cups KRAFT Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese, divided
3 slices OSCAR MAYER Center Cut Bacon, cooked, crumbled
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Let's Make It
1
Heat oven to 350°F.
2
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.
3
Drain macaroni. Add to sauce with bacon; mix lightly. Spoon into 1-1/2-qt. casserole; top with remaining cheese.
4
Bake 20 min. or until heated through.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
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.
Tip 2
Substitute
Prepare using KRAFT Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese.
Nutrition
Calories
380
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g
27%
Saturated Fat 13g
65%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 60mg
20%
Sodium 380mg
17%
Total Carbohydrates 30g
11%
Dietary Fibers 1g
4%
Sugars 5g
10%
Protein 16g
32%
Vitamin A
15%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
35%
Iron
8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Servings
6 servings, 1 cup each
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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