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Grown Up Mac and Cheese (Ina Garten recipe)

Grown Up Mac and Cheese (Ina Garten recipe)

Bacon and cheesy mac - so rich and good

  • Yield: 1 serving


  • 4 ounce(s) bacon
  • vegetable oil
  • 2 cup(s) Elbow macaroni
  • 1 1/2 cup(s) whole milk
  • 2 tablespoon(s) unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoon(s) flour
  • 4 ounce(s) gruyere cheese grated
  • 3 ounce(s) cheddar cheese (extra sharp) grated
  • 2 ounce(s) blue cheese crumbled
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) pepper
  • 1 pinch(s) nutmeg
  • 10 basil leaves
  • 1 cup(s) breadcrumbs


preheat oven to 400 degrees

fry bacon - crumble when cooled

cook macaroni according to directions

in small pan heat mild (don't boil)

melt in butter and add flour - stir 2 minutes

off heat add all three cheeses, salt, pepper and nutmeg - melt

Add to macaroni

Add bacon to macaroni and cheese

put macaroni and cheese into individual gratins

chop basil and mix with breadcrumbs

sprinkle over top of gratins

bake 30-40 minutes (until browned on top)

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