Creamy Bacon Chipotle Mac n Cheese
I wanted to make mac and cheese. Had some bacon that I needed to use and was also curious about using evaporated milk for more creaminess. Not only did it come out creamy but it was delicious. After eating this my husband said it was spectacular.

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What a unique take on macaroni and cheese. The evaporated milk does indeed make this very creamy. Bacon and chipotle give the mac and cheese a nice smoky flavor. Chipotle also gives it a kick of spice. This was so easy to prepare on the stovetop. No oven needed. If you’re looking to ramp-up your traditional mac and cheese, give this recipe a try.

Ingredients

  • 4 cuncooked pasta, I used elbows

  • 4 slicebacon, chopped (reserve bacon grease and no this is not dietetic)

  • 1/2 cchopped onion

  • 2 Tbspall-purpose flour

  • 12 ozevaporated milk (measured 1 1/2 cups)

  • 3/4 chalf n half

  • 1 Tbspchopped chipotle (from chipotle in adobo sauce add 1/2 Tbsp for less heat)

  • 3 Tbspadobo sauce (add 1 or 2 Tbsp for less heat)

  • 2 ccheddar cheese, shredded

  • 1/4 tspblack pepper

How to Make Creamy Bacon Chipotle Mac n Cheese

  1. Creamy Bacon Chipotle Mac n Cheese

    In a large frying pan, fry chopped bacon. Remove from the pan but leave bacon grease.

  2. Creamy Bacon Chipotle Mac n Cheese

    Add chopped onion and cook in grease.

  3. Creamy Bacon Chipotle Mac n Cheese

    Add flour. Cook and stir for a minute.

  4. Creamy Bacon Chipotle Mac n Cheese

    Add evaporated milk, half n half, chopped chipotle, adobo sauce, black pepper, and cooked bacon. On medium heat stir until thick. Make pasta.

  5. Creamy Bacon Chipotle Mac n Cheese

    Lower heat to a simmer. Add cheese to the thickened mixture and stir until melted.

  6. Creamy Bacon Chipotle Mac n Cheese

    Add cooked pasta to creamy cheese mixture. Enjoy!

  7. Creamy Bacon Chipotle Mac n Cheese

    Update: Add broccoli florets and make this dish kinda healthy. 🙂

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