Big Batch Bacon Mac & Cheese Casserole

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 1 h
  • Serves: 12

Ingredients

  • 2 ¼ cups Compliments Elbow Macaroni 560 mL
  • ¼ cup butter 60 mL
  • 1 large onion, finely diced
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour 60 mL
  • 4 cups milk 1 L
  • 2 cups shredded Sensations by Compliments Canadian Cheddar Cheese Aged 2 Years, divided 500 mL
  • 1 pkg Compliments Naturally Smoked Bacon 37% Less Salt, chopped 375 g

Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Cook pasta according to package directions but reduce cooking time by 2 min. Drain.

  • Step 2

    Heat the butter over medium heat in the same saucepan. Add onion. Cook, stirring for 5 to 8 min, or until tender. Sprinkle evenly with flour. Cook for 2 min. Slowly whisk in milk until smooth. While stirring constantly, bring to a boil. Cook, stirring frequently, for 10 to 12 min or until sauce thickens slightly. Stir in 1 ½ cups cheese and prepared macaroni.

  • Step 3

    Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, about 10 to 12 min. Using a slotted spoon, remove to paper towels; drain. Add all except ¼ cup bacon to pasta mixture; stir to combine.

  • Step 4

    Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. (33 x 23 cm) baking dish. Top with remaining bacon and cheese. Bake for 20 minutes or until bubbling and golden.

Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition Description Per serving (1/12 of the recipe)
  • Calories 300
  • Fat 18 g
  • Saturated Fat 9 g
  • Carbs 23 g
  • Sugar 5 g
  • Protein 14 g
  • Cholesterol 50 mg
  • Fibre 1 g
  • Sodium 400 mg

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