Grown Up Mac and Cheese
Grown Up Mac and Cheese requires approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes from start to finish. One portion of this dish contains about 68g of protein, 98g of fat, and a total of 1691 calories. This recipe covers 41% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe serves 2. Head to the store and pick up butter, flour, cheese, and a few other things to make it today. To use up the flour you could follow this main course with the Apple Tart with Caramel Sauce as a dessert. Plenty of people really liked this main course.
Watch how to make this recipe.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Place a baking rack on a sheet pan and arrange the bacon in 1 layer on the baking rack.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until the bacon is crisp.
Remove the pan carefully from the oven - there will be hot grease in the pan!
Transfer the bacon to a plate lined with paper towels and crumble when it is cool enough to handle.
Drizzle oil into a large pot of boiling salted water.
Add the macaroni and cook according to the directions on the package, 6 to 8 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat the milk in a small saucepan, but don't boil it. Melt the butter in a medium pot and add the flour. Cook over low heat for 2 minutes, stirring with a whisk. While whisking, add the hot milk and cook for a minute or 2 more, until thickened and smooth. Off the heat, add the Gruyere, Cheddar, blue cheese, 1 teaspoon salt, pepper, and nutmeg.
Add the cooked macaroni and crumbled bacon and stir well.
Pour into 2 individual size gratin dishes.
Place the bread slices in a food processor fitted with a steel blade and pulse until you have coarse crumbs.
Add the basil and pulse to combine.
Sprinkle the bread crumb mixture over the top of the pasta.
Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until the sauce is bubbly and the macaroni is browned on the top.