WARNING: Not healthy! :) Mac & Cheese

WARNING: Not healthy! :) Mac & Cheese

Cheesy Chips & Bacon Mac and Cheese

On Snapchat I do a “Sinful Sunday” recipe because a lot of clean eaters take a “cheat meal” on Sunday.  2 weeks ago I made this for everyone and the response was wild! It’s safe to say Fit Home & Healthers (is that a word? lol) love some Mac & Cheese–emphasis on CHEESE! 🙂  With a bacon and potato chip topping it’s easy to fall in love with this ultimate comfort food!

Enjoy!  This is a cheesy piece of carb heaven!  I’m not including nutritional info for your safety. haha!!!

This makes 8-10 servings

Ingredients

FOR MAC & CHEESE:

6T butter, plus more for greasing

Sea Salt or table salt

1lb tubular pasta (cavatappi)

½ C flour

4C whole milk (don’t substitute)

1t dry ground mustard powder

1t salt

1/4t black pepper

1/4t cayenne pepper

Pinch of nutmeg

3 Dashes of hot sauce

Dash of Worcestershire sauce

4C grated extra sharp/sharp white cheddar cheese (takes about 12oz of block cheese to make 4C)

1-1/4C grated Parmesan cheese

 

FOR TOPPING:

1-1/2C crushed potato chips

½ C grated Parmesan

5-8 slices bacon, crumbled

parsley (optional)

Directions:

Heat oven to 375*.  Butter a 3qt casserole dish.

 

Bring a large pot of generously salted water to a boil and cook the pasta until it’s done.  Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat.  Add the flour and cook, stirring for 1 minute.  Whisk in the milk and bring to a simmer, whisking constantly –the mixture will thicken as the heat increases.

 

Stir the dry mustard, salt, black pepper, cayenne, nutmeg, hot sauce and Worcestershire sauce into the thickened milk.  Stir in 3 cups of the cheddar cheese and the Parmesan cheese until the cheeses melt.

 

Add the cooked pasta to the cheese sauce and fold together being careful to not break the noodles.  Pour the cheese & noodle mixture into the prepared casserole dish.

 

Make the topping: In a medium bowl mix together the chips, parmesan cheese, bacon, parsley and the remaining 1C of cheddar cheese. Sprinkle the mixture on top of the mac and cheese and bake for 35mins.  For a crunchier topping, finish under the broiler for 2-3 mins until golden brown and crisp.  Remove from oven and let cool 5 min before serving.

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