Bacon and Broccoli Mac ‘N Cheese
Posted: November 20, 2012 Filed under: Dinner, Pasta
This easy meal turned out to be a hit not only with the kids, but with the hubs as well. Who would have thought!
3 cups brccoli florets
8 oz uncooked rigatoni
1 Tbs butter
1½ Tbs all-purpose flour
1¼ cups 2% milk
2 oz shredded colby-jack cheese
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
4 slices center-cut bacon, cooked and crumbled
½ cup extra-sharp shredded cheddar cheese
Steam brocolli 5 minutes, or until crisp-tender; drain. Pat dry and keep warm. Cook pasta in boiling water for about 8 minutes, drain and keep warm. Wipe pan with paper towels and return to medium heat. Melt butter in pan. Sprinkle flour over melted butter; cook for 1 minutes, stirring constantly with a whisk. Gradually add milk to the flour mixture and bring to a boil, stirring constantly with whisk. Cook for 1 minute or until slightly hick, and remove from heat. Add colby-jack cheese; stir until smooth. Stir in remaining ingredients, including broccoli and pasta. Serve immediately.
*Derived from Cooking Light