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BLT Mac and Cheese

BLT Mac and Cheese
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 5 min
  • Ingredients 9
  • Servings 10

This guaranteed crowd-pleaser combines creamy mac ‘n cheese with bacon, spinach and tomatoes. ...MORE+ LESS-

Arlene Cummings
May 18, 2015

Ingredients

1
loaf (32 oz) prepared cheese product, cut into large cubes
1/4
cup butter
4
cups whole milk
1
package (16 oz) elbow macaroni
2
cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (8 oz)
2
cups small cherry tomatoes
2
bags (5 oz each) fresh spinach
1
lb bacon, crisply cooked, crumbled
1
cup Progresso™ plain or Italian-style panko crispy bread crumbs

Steps

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  • 1
    In large microwavable bowl, place cheese cubes, butter and milk. Microwave uncovered on High 8 to 10 minutes. Stir with whisk; microwave on High 4 minutes longer. Stir again; repeat microwaving until all cheese is melted and mixture can be stirred smooth, a total of about 15 minutes.
  • 2
    Heat oven to 350°F. Cook macaroni in boiling salted water 3 minutes less than directed on box (macaroni should be firm). Drain; place in 15x10-inch (4-quart) glass baking dish. Pour melted cheese sauce over macaroni; mix well. Stir in shredded cheese, tomatoes and spinach.
  • 3
    Cover dish with foil; bake 30 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle bacon and bread crumbs evenly over top. Bake 5 minutes longer or until top is lightly browned. Cool at least 10 minutes before serving.

Expert Tips

  • A little chopped sautéed onion can be added for variety along with a little ground mustard.
  • The cheese sauce can also be melted in a saucepan on the stove in place of the microwave.

Nutrition Information

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