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Cheeseburger Mac & Cheese

Prep Time: 20 MIN  |  Cook Time: 30 MIN  |  Servings: 6-8
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Cheeseburger Mac & Cheese
Prep Time
20 MIN
Cook Time
30 MIN
Servings
6-8

Ingredients
  • 4 Tbsp. Butter, melted, divided
  • 2 Tbsp. Flour
  • 2/3 cup Chicken broth
  • 1 cup Milk
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • 1 Tbsp. Yellow mustard
  • 3 cups Sargento® Shredded 4 State Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 tsp. Cornstarch
  • 1 lb. Elbow Macaroni, cooked, rinsed
  • 2 ¼ lb. Hamburgers, grilled, chopped
  • 10 slices Hamburger dill pickles, chopped
  • ¼ cup Bacon crumbles
  • 1 ea. Pretzel hamburger bun, split, toasted
  • OPTIONAL TOPPINGS: Shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, diced red onion, thousand island dressing, ketchup
Directions
  1. Pre-heat a dutch oven or large saucepan over medium low heat. Stir 2 tablespoons of butter and flour together to form a paste. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until mixture smells nutty.
  2. Whisk in chicken broth, milk and mustard. Cook for about 10 minutes, stirring often until liquid is thickened completely.
  3. In a small bowl, toss together 2 cups of cheese and cornstarch.
  4. Reduce heat to low, then stir in cheese and cornstarch mixture ½ cup at a time, waiting until cheese is melted before adding more. Cook on low for 5 minutes. Fold in noodles.
  5. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Fold in chopped hamburgers, chopped pickles & bacon crumbles. Spoon mixture into a greased 2 qt. casserole dish. Sprinkle remaining cup of cheese over the top.
  6. In a small bowl, toss together the chopped pretzel bun and the remaining melted butter. Sprinkle coarse salt if desired. Scatter pretzel crumb mixture over the top of the mac & cheese. Bake uncovered for 45 minutes or until mixture is heated through and pretzel topping is golden brown. Remove from oven and serve with assorted mac & cheese toppings on the side.