Looking for an easy weeknight dinner? I love mac and cheese, but once you reach a certain age and don’t have kids it just doesn’t seem right to make it out of a box (especially when you are trying to run your own food blog 🤗.) I have another mac and cheese recipe that is pretty good and it is made with some pesto. This one is similar. I had to have a recipe with peas in it though.
When I was growing up I absolutely love mac and cheese. And my mom always wanted to try and add something healthy when her kids were eating junk. I absolutely loved it! I always wanted peas in my mac and cheese. When I told Levi about this tonight he looked at me like I was crazy. But trust me. It’s delicious! I love how it adds a little bit of crunch and just a little bit of sweetness.
Let me know what you think!
- 1 pound Macaroni elbows, prepared according to package instructions
- 6 slices Bacon, fully cooked, cooled and chopped or crumbled.
- 3 Tbsp Butter
- 3 Tbsp Flour
- 1 clove Garlic, minced
- Pinch of salt and Ground pepper
- 3 Cups Milk
- 1 cup Medium Cheddar Cheese, shredded
- 1/2 cup Colby Jack Cheese, shredded
- 1 cup Peas, cooked
In a medium saucepan add the garlic and butter over low heat. Slowly melt the butter then whisk in the flour. Increase heat to medium and whisk for about 2 minutes until it starts to thicken and bubble. Add the salt and pepper. Slowly whisk in milk. Keep whisking until it also starts to thicken and simmer. This could take 5-10 minutes.
Add both cheeses. Whisk until melted. Remove from heat. Your sauce should be thick enough to coat the spoon, but still easily stirs. If you need to make it a little thinner then add a little milk. Pour the cheese sauce over the noodles. Add the bacon and peas and mix until combined.
I hope you enjoy this cheesy masterpiece!
What do you like to add to your mac and cheese? Comment below!
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