Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Pioneer Woman's Fancy Macaroni

Did I tell you that I've been relatively obsessed with macaroni and cheese lately?  Have I told you that I cannot really make homemade macaroni and cheese without putting bacon in it?  (For that, I blame the divine Ms. Jenn_C.) This was another one of The Pioneer Woman's recipes that I saw on her blog and made almost immediately ... and man ... is there anything better than a pan of homemade macaroni and cheese?


Pioneer Woman's recipe may be found here.  And the only modifications I made to the recipe was that I use thick-cut bacon (it's something I need to stop, but it's soooooo goood) and instead of gruyere cheese I used Monterey Jack.

Leftovers are delicious.  I lived on this stuff for about four days.

7 comments:

Elle said...

You're right--there's nothing quite like a delicious, creamy mac and cheese! With bacon? Nirvana.

AmuseboucheUK said...

Looks good - have you entered it into the Ultimate MacNCheese Blog Challenge that thecheeselover is hosting?

http://thecheeselover.blogspot.com/2009/12/ultimate-macaroni-cheese-challenge_28.html

AmuseBoucheUK x

SKM said...

@AmuseboucheUK - thanks! I will do that! :) Cheers you guys!

Jenn said...

Thanks for the shout, sweets!

I seriously don't know how I ever lived before putting bacon in macaroni and cheese.

Nichole said...

Oh man. That looks amazing - I'm going to have to try it!

That reminds me too, I was once watching a cooking show and saw this unbelievably quick and easy mac & cheese recipe, made with goat cheese - I've tried it, it's pretty good!

12 Cavatappi pasta (spiral tubes)
5 oz fresh goat cheese
3 tbs butter
2 lbs roasted asparagus
fresh chives
Salt & pepper

Roast asparagus (cut into 1-inch lengths) with some butter, salt & pepper in the oven (450 degrees for 10-15 mins)

Meanwhile cook the pasta. Crumble the goat cheese & 3tbs of butter into a bowl. Right before the pasta is done, take 1/2 cup of the hot pasta water and whisk together with the cheese & butter. Add drained pasta, asparagus, cracked pepper and chives.

SKM said...

@Nichole - that looks incredible! Thanks for sharing!

Sinful Southern Sweets said...

Gotta love Ree! This looks great!