Sweet and Salty Mac ‘n’ Cheese
5 tbsp. Unsalted Butter
6 tbsp. All-Purpose Flour
3 cups Milk
2 cups Grated Parmesan Cheese
8 oz. Cream Cheese, cut up in small pieces
1 lb. Cooked Pasta (see note)
½ cup Honey
1 lb. Cooked Bacon, crumbled and divided
I a large sauce pan, melt butter over medium heat. Add flour, whisking to combine and cook 2 minutes. Slowly add milk while whisking after reducing heat to low. Cook until it slightly thickens, about 5 minutes. Add the parmesan and cream cheeses. Whisk until fully melted and then combine with the pasta. Remove from the heat and add honey and ¾ of the bacon stirring to mix. Pour into a buttered 2½ qt. baking dish and top with remaining bacon. Place in a pre-heated 350-degree oven for 20 minutes and then serve.
Note: It’s your choice on the pasta shape you want to use in this recipe. But there is more than just elbow macaroni out there. Be inventive.
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