Ingredient List
For the Mac & Cheese:
  • 1 (7-ounce) package elbow macaroni, uncooked
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Dash of pepper
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 (8 ounce) package shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • Cayenne pepper (optional)
For the Sandwich:
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1 cup leftover Mac & Cheese
  • 4 slices American or Cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 4 slices white or wheat bread
Macaroni & Cheese Instructions
  • 1. Cook macaroni according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.

  • 2. Stir in floursalt and pepper until smooth; gradually whisk in milk. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir 1-2 minutes longer or until thickened.

  • 3. Stir in cheese until melted.

  • It couldn't be easier to make stovetop macaroni and cheese from home.

    4. Drain macaroni; add cheese sauce and stir to coat. If desired, sprinkle with cayenne pepper.

For the Sandwich
  • 1.Over medium heat in nonstick skillet, fry bacon. Remove from pan and place on paper towel-lined plate.

  • 2. In same skillet, warm macaroni and cheese in bacon grease. Once warm (about 3-4 minutes), shape mac & cheese into two squares, each about the size of the bread and top each with slice of cheese. Remove from heat.

  • 3. Butter 2 slices of bread and place both slices, butter-side down, in another skillet over medium heat.

  • 4. Top one of the bread slices with cheese slice. Place two slices of bacon on top of the cheese. Use spatula to transfer one mac & cheese square onto cheese and bacon-covered bread in the skillet.

  • 5. Cover with the other bread slice, toasted-side up. Gently press together with spatula and transfer to a plate. Repeat for second grilled cheese sandwich. Serve immediately.

  • Mac & Cheese Grilled Cheese (with bacon!) is the perfect comfort food ready to be your guilty pleasure.


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