Thursday, April 05, 2012

3-Cheese and Bacon Macaroni

Since I made this, my kids have been begging me to make more. My 5 year old loves bacon. I have to really watch him because he'll snatch it right up from the paper towel draining plate while I'm cooking it. I thought this was really full of flavor and I'd have to agree, the bacon part was pretty awesome :)

(Printable Version)
Recipe from Tracey's Culinary Adventures

What you need:
  • 1/2 lb. elbow macaroni
  • 3 slices bacon, sliced into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 3 large eggs
  • 12 oz. can evaporated milk
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 475* and cook bacon in a small skillet until crisp. 
Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds more. Remove to a medium size bowl (without the grease!).

Cook pasta in a bot of salted water for 6 minutes. Drain and add to bacon and garlic. Stir to combine.

In a separate {large} bowl, whisk together eggs and milk. Add 1/2 tsp. salt, cayenne, nutmeg, and cheeses.

Add pasta mixture to cheese mixture and stir.
Transfer to a greased 8-inch square baking dish and bake for 12 minutes. 
Rest for 10 minutes before serving.
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    1 comment :

    Unknown said...

    Wow, totally pinning this one! What an interesting combo with the cayenne and nutmeg, what was the heat factor? I'd love to make this for my 3 year old, but he's not that big into spicy foods. -Kelly @ Semi Homemade Mom