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Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

Makes: 6 servings
Prep 10 mins Cook 10 mins Bake 350°F 30 mins Stand 10 mins
Creamy Macaroni and Cheese
Ingredients
  • 4  strips  bacon
  • 1  large sweet onion, thinly sliced
  • 6  ounces  dry elbow macaroni
  • 8  ounces  mozzarella cheese, shredded (2 cups)
  • 2 - 4  ounces  blue cheese, crumbled
  • 1  cup  half-and-half or light cream
  • 1/8  teaspoon  pepper
Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large skillet cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, turning once. Drain bacon on paper towels; crumble. Reserve bacon drippings in skillet.

2. Cook onion in reserved bacon drippings for 5 to 8 minutes or until onion is tender and golden brown. Set aside.

3. Cook elbow macaroni according to package directions. Drain and place in a 1-1/2-quart casserole. Add the crumbled bacon, onions, 1-1/2 cups of the mozzarella cheese, the blue cheese, half-and half, and pepper. Toss gently to combine.

4. Bake, uncovered, for 20 minutes. Stir gently. Top with the remaining mozzarella cheese. Bake for 10 minutes more or until top of casserole is brown and bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (Creamy Macaroni and Cheese)
  • Servings Per Recipe 6,
  • cal. (kcal) 331,
  • Fat, total (g) 18,
  • chol. (mg) 45,
  • sat. fat (g) 9,
  • carb. (g) 26,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 6,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1,
  • fiber (g) 1,
  • sugar (g) 2,
  • pro. (g) 16,
  • vit. A (IU) 389,
  • vit. C (mg) 2,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 2,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 56,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 1,
  • sodium (mg) 280,
  • Potassium (mg) 166,
  • calcium (mg) 303,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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