How to make it

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Butter a 2-quart shallow casserole dish.
  • In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook the macaroni until al dente, about 5 minutes.
  • Drain; transfer the pasta to the prepared casserole dish along with 1/4 cup of the cold milk.
  • (This will cool the pasta and prevent it from becoming gummy.)
  • Meanwhile, mix the cheeses together in a small bowl.
  • Beat the eggs with 1/4 cup of the milk in a medium bowl.
  • Add the scallions, bread and half of the cheese to the egg mixture; set aside.
  • Cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp; transfer to paper towels to drain.
  • Discard all but 2 tablespoons drippings from the pan.
  • Add the onion and garlic; cook, stirring, until just brown, about 4 minutes.
  • Stir in the flour, cayenne pepper and 1 teaspoon salt; cook for 2 minutes.
  • Slowly add the remaining 1 3/4 cups milk and 3/4 cup water to the skillet.
  • Bring to a boil, whisking until thick.
  • Remove the sauce from the heat and whisk to cool slightly.
  • Whisk in the remaining cheese.
  • Add the sauce to the macaroni; stir to combine.
  • Crumble up the bacon and add it to the egg/bread mixture.
  • Spread evenly over the pasta.
  • Place the casserole dish on a baking sheet and bake until golden brown, about 35 to 40 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven; let sit 5 minutes before serving.
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  • Photograph by Tina Rupp

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  • lindyjj 8 years ago
    Mmmmmmmmmm... sounds tasty! :)
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    spinach1948 ate it and said...
    Love this.
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    cuzpat ate it and said...
    Love the recipes!! high 5!
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    goodeat ate it and said...
    Saw the word dressed - up and thought ! wow! pasta porn and Mac getting cheesy! LOL!!!
    great recipes! love it! five forks
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  • angelgirl94 8 years ago
    Mac and cheese-the ultimate comfort food. Great recipe! Thanks for sharing. :)
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    debbie919 ate it and said...
    This really does sound great! And I hope you feel better soon...take good care! ^5
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