Mac 'N Cheese with Bacon and Cheese (Tyler Florence) Recipe

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Mac 'N Cheese with Bacon and Cheese (Tyler Florence)
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  1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the macaroni and cook for 8 to 9 minutes, until al dente. Drain.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  3. In a small saucepan heat the milk with the thyme sprigs and 2 garlic cloves. Melt the butter in a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat. Whisk in the flour and cook for about 1 minute, stirring constantly, to keep lumps from forming. Strain the solids out of the milk and whisk it into the butter and flour mixture. Continue to whisk vigorously, and cook until the mixture is nice and smooth. Stir in the 4 cups of the cheese and continue to cook and stir to melt the cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Add the cooked macaroni and the parsley and fold that all in to coat the macaroni with the cheese mixture. Scrape into a 3-quart baking dish and sprinkle with the remaining 1 1/2 cups cheese. Bake for 30 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.
  4. While that bakes, heat a saute pan. Add the bacon, render the fat and cook until crispy. Add onion, garlic and thyme leaves and cook for about 5 minutes to soften the onion. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. To serve, scatter the bacon mixture over the mac and cheese. Use a big spoon to scoop out servings, making sure you get some of the smoking bacon mixture on each spoonful.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1342.31 Kcal (5620 kJ)
Calories from fat 777.55 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 86.39g 133%
Cholesterol 275.93mg 92%
Sodium 2683.79mg 112%
Potassium 528.58mg 11%
Total Carbs 75.74g 25%
Sugars 11.49g 46%
Dietary Fiber 3.02g 12%
Protein 61.5g 123%
Vitamin C 6mg 10%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 2%
Iron 2.5mg 14%
Calcium 1007.3mg 101%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 260.15 Kcal (1089 kJ)
Calories from fat 150.7 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16.74g 133%
Cholesterol 53.48mg 92%
Sodium 520.14mg 112%
Potassium 102.44mg 11%
Total Carbs 14.68g 25%
Sugars 2.23g 46%
Dietary Fiber 0.59g 12%
Protein 11.92g 123%
Vitamin C 1.2mg 10%
Iron 0.5mg 14%
Calcium 195.2mg 101%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 33.4
  • 36

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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