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Bacon Cauliflower Macaroni And Cheese

Bacon Cauliflower Macaroni and Cheese is a perfectly creamy comfort food filled with bacon and cauliflower.
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8
Author Melissa Russo / thefarmgirlgabs.com

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces elbow macaroni
  • 8 slices cooked bacon chopped
  • 2 1/2 cups gruyere cheese shredded
  • 2 1/2 cup cheddar cheese
  • 3 cups of cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 5 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 3/4 cup of Panko breadcrumbs

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Fill a large pot with water and bring to boil. Add macaroni and cook according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  3. In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Blend in the flour, salt and pepper; gradually stir in the milk. Cook constantly until the sauce begins to thicken and mixture begins to boil.
  4. Slowly add the cheese, bacon and cauliflower. Stir and bring to a low boil for one minute.
  5. Butter a 3-quart casserole dish.
  6. Stir together the cooked pasta with the cheese sauce. Pour into butter cassarole dish.
  7. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 40 minutes or until hot and bubbly.