A delicious 4 cheese macaroni and cheese dish filled with smoked bacon. This dish was inspired by Patti LaBelle’s Over the Rainbow Mac n Cheese. Seriously delicious mac n cheese that is loaded with cheese, cheese and more cheese. Plus some bacon for good measure!
Thanks for stopping by today. I have a delicious mac n cheese recipe for you. This dish was inspired by Patti Labelle’s Over the Rainbow Mac n Cheese. If you have not tried hers yet you are really missing out. It’s beyond decadent, it’s filled with 10 kinds of cheese. She does a version with lobster too which makes me wish I wasn’t allergic. I made a couple of small changes, more due to geography than anything else. Some cheeses can be hard to find here. Plus my daughter, mini-me, is picky about cheese. The apple does not fall far from the tree since I am too.
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I had a blast making my mac n cheese. I don’t make it very often so I got a little carried away and made three versions to try out. Needless to say our freezer is well stocked with pasta right now. The perks of getting carried away. Hope you love this version. It’s my favourite. What can I say, I’m a bacon girl.
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- 500 gram package of dried noodles, I used Cappelletti
- 8 tablespoons (1 stick) plus 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 cups of shredded mild Cheddar cheese
- 2 cups of shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
- 1 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
- 2 cups half-and-half
- 1 cup of Velveeta cheese, cut into small cubes
- 2 large eggs , lightly beaten
- Salt to taste
- White pepper to taste
- 1 pound smoked bacon, cooked and cut into large chunks
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a casserole dish with non-stick spray. Set aside.
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat, once it's at a rolling boil add a generous amount of salt. Toss in the noodles, and cook until tender, about 1 minute less than the package instructs..Don't overcook the pasta, you don't want it to be mushy. Remove from heat, drain the pasta and set aside.
- In a medium sized saucepan, melt eight tablespoons of butter. Stir in the cooked noodles. Then toss in all the cheeses, but reserve 1 cup of sharp cheddar. Add the half-and-half, and the eggs to the pot and mix well.
- Sprinkle with salt and white pepper.
- Transfer the mixture to the casserole dish that you had set aside earlier. Toss the rest of the cheese over top and add the remaining butter as well.
- Pop it in the oven and bake it until it starts to bubble up, and you can barely contain yourself from eating it right out of the oven. This should take about 30 to 35 minutes.
- Remove from oven.
- Serve with a big old cheesy smile!
Other Fabulous Bloggers Participating Today:
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Cauliflower Mac and Cheese with Crispy Panko Topping by The Lemon Bowl
Mushroom and Swiss Mac and Cheese by Cookistry
Thanks so much for joining us today for this fun event. Be sure to hop around and see all the amazing mac n cheese recipes on the list.
Toodles and smoochies! xx