Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Add broccoli during the last minute of cooking; cook for 1 minute. Drain.
Combine milk and next 5 ingredients (through salt) in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk until smooth.
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add bacon; cook 4 minutes or until crisp. Add butter to pan; swirl until butter melts. Add milk mixture to pan; bring to a boil. Cook 1 minute, stirring frequently. Stir in cheese. Add pasta mixture to pan, stirring to coat.
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This was great for a quick meal. I left out the bacon to make it vegetarian, and still very tasty. Can be versatile with the cheeses, and adding extra veggies [i added steamed cauliflower]. I used about 4 oz of cheddar and threw in a few slices of American cheese. It made lots of sauce, so was not dry at all like others Mac n cheese recipes I've tried. i would live to slice fresh tomatoes on top and bake next time! Enjoy!
Made as directed. Did use a second piece of bacon (used regular thick Applewood smoked slices). Had to pour off most of the bacon drippings, but had wonderful browned bits in the pan (didn’t need to add the butter for the sauce). Thought it had a lot of flavor - the bacon and broccoli were very tasty together. Felt it needed more salt, and a generous addition of pepper made the flavors pop. Will put in the meal rotation!
Really tasty! I loved how creamy it was. The next time I make this I'd like to reduce the dijon and try putting it in a casserole dish in the oven for a few minutes. I'd definitely recommend making this if you have children.
Loved this!! Our children loved it, too. Very creamy without being clumpy. Good cheesy taste. I did add a slice or two more of bacon. I had a nice quality worcestershire which I feel added a lot of good flavor to it. Will make again for sure!
This was delicious!! I added chicken, sharp white cheddar and sun dried tomatoes. Also, added more dijon to taste. Through it in a casserole dish and broiled the top of it for a nice crispy texture. SO yummy!!!