I Went To The Picnic And I Brought…

I went to a little potluck style Thanksgiving dinner this evening. I thought I’d share the recipe for the dish I brought.

Macaroni and Cheese with Bacon and Onions

  • 3 c. Rotini pasta
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp mustard powder
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1 1/2 c. milk
  • 2 c. Cheddar cheese
  • 8 oz bacon
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp thyme

Cook and drain pasta. Meanwhile, cook bacon. Crumble or chop bacon. Reserve 3 tbsp of drippings in pan. Saute onion and thyme in reserved drippings. Set bacon, onions, and thyme aside.

Melt butter in saucepan. Add flour, salt, mustard, and pepper to butter. Cook one minute. Whisk in milk. Bring to boil. Reduce heat. Simmer two minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in cheese. Continue stirring until cheese is melted and sauce is smooth.

Combine pasta, sauce, bacon, onions and thyme. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes or until bubbly.

We all thought it was pretty tasty, though next time I think I’d try using a cheese blend rather than pure Cheddar.

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