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The Ultimate Mac and Cheese
The Ultimate Mac and Cheese – smothered in 4 kinds of cheeses and bacon.
- 2 cups elbow macaroni
- 4 tbsp butter
- 1 onion sliced thin
- 6 slices bacon cooked and chopped in very small pieces
- 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
- 1 1/4 cup skim milk
- 1 egg yolk beaten
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup gruyere cheese grated
- 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
- 1/4 cup parmigiano reggiano cheese grated
- 2 oz goat cheese
Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.
Cook macaroni according to the package instructions, for half the time.Drain and set aside.
In a skillet fry the bacon and keep half of the oil from it.
Saute onions over medium-low heat for 10 to 12 minutes in the oil left over from the bacon, or until golden brown. Set aside.
In a pot, melt 2 tablespoons butter. Sprinkle in flour and whisk to combine. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium heat for 1 minute. Pour in milk, then cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until thick. Reduce heat to low. Add salt & pepper to taste.
Beat the egg yolk and drizzle 1/4 cup hot mixture into the beaten yolk, stirring constantly. Stir to combine. Pour egg mixture into sauce and cook for another minute.
Add cheeses and stir until melted. Add 3/4 of the onions and bacon and stir. Taste for seasonings and add more salt if needed. Add cooked macaroni and stir to coat.
Pour into a baking dish, top with remaining onion and bacon and bake for 25 minutes or until sizzling and hot.
Calories: 454kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 322mg | Potassium: 254mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 598IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 224mg | Iron: 1mg