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Bacon & Tomato Mac & Cheese

Prep Time: 15 min  |  Cook Time: 25 min  |  Servings: 6  |  Calories: 365
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Bacon & Tomato Mac & Cheese
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
25 min

Mac and cheese is an old-school dish that can make a filling and delicious meal out of very simple ingredients. Upgrade this old favorite with a helping of bacon and rustic fire-roasted tomatoes and Sargento® Shredded Colby-Jack Cheese - Fine Cut to add delightfully mild flavor. Serve this up for dinner and have your loved ones gather around and enjoy the home-style flavor of a big pot of baked mac and cheese.

  • 4 thick slices applewood smoked bacon, diced
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2-1/4 cups milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1-3/4 cups (7 oz.) Sargento® Shredded Colby-Jack Cheese - Fine Cut, divided
  • 8 oz. (2 cups dry) multigrain or regular elbow macaroni, cooked, drained
  • 1 can (14 oz.) fire-roasted diced tomatoes, drained
  1. Cook bacon in a large saucepan over medium heat 5 to 6 minutes or until crisp, stirring frequently. Use a slotted spoon to transfer bacon to a paper towel; set aside.
  2. Add flour to drippings in pan; cook and stir 30 seconds. Add milk, salt and cayenne pepper; bring to a boil. Simmer 1 minute or until sauce thickens, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; stir in 1-1/4 cups cheese until melted. Stir in cooked macaroni and tomatoes. Transfer to a sprayed 9-inch baking dish or shallow 1-1/2 qt. casserole.
  3. Bake in a preheated 375°F oven 20 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle reserved bacon and remaining cheese over macaroni; continue to bake 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Serving Size 6

Calories 365

*Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Amount/Serving %DV*
Total Fat 22.70g 37%
Sat. Fat 11.00g 58%
Mono Unsat. Fat 7.40g
Poly Unsat. Fat 2.20g
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Sodium 532mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 0g
Protein 17g
Vitamin A 88RE
Vitamin C 16mg 27%
Calcium 318mg 32%
Iron 1mg 6%