How to make it

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to boil and add macaroni.
  • Stir and cook for 9 minutes, stirring a couple of times.
  • well and place in a 13 by 9-inch baking dish.
  • Add 2 tablespoons butter and stir to coat.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place bacon in a heated skillet and cook about 5 minutes over medium heat, until fat is released but bacon is still pliable.
  • Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on a paper towel.
  • Stir into macaroni in baking dish.
  • Place dry mustard in a large mixing bowl, then add Tabasco and ¼ teaspoon water.
  • Stir to form a paste.
  • Whisk in evaporated milk, salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  • Whisk in eggs, then stir in the American cheese and ½ cup of the cheddar.
  • Pour over the macaroni, pressing it down to make sure the noodles are all covered.
  • Remove 2 tablespoons of the remaining cheddar and set aside, then sprinkle the rest evenly over the macaroni, pushing it down into the mixture.
  • Melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the breadcrumbs and cook, stirring, until well-blended and a little crispy
  • . Remove from heat and cool. Add remaining 2 tablespoons cheddar and ½ teaspoon garlic powder and toss until evenly distributed.
  • Sprinkle evenly over macaroni.
  • Bake about 30 minutes, until topping is golden.
  • Note: American cheese is almost always sold as slices now
  • . We stacked 8 slices and cut them into thin strips and then crosswise into small dice.

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    " It was excellent "
    lanabade ate it and said...
    LOVE macaroni and cheese!High5!
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  • krumkake 9 years ago
    Two great mac and cheese recipes to try - thank you! We love the stuff, and I love trying new recipes...yours both sound good. Think I'll start with this one - sound delish, and I love the bacon in it!
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    " It was excellent "
    chefmeow ate it and said...
    Dutchie, I love this and the other mac and cheese recipe you posted. Don't know which one to try first. Greatness my friend and a very high 5.
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