Recipe by MelissaSmith
"This is an old recipe in my family - very quick and easy. It's macaroni 'n cheese with a bacon/tomato twist."
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1 (16 ounce) package
1 (1 pound) loaf
processed cheese food (such as Velveeta®), cubed
This is macaroni and cheese as I grew up with. Very delicious! The only thing is, the bacon doesn't really crisp up too well when cooked as the recipe states. The thing to do is to half-fry the bacon first, then lay it on top and cook as the recipe states. It will get perfectly crisp and will be much easier to portion out if you do it this way.
This recipe was a lot of fun to make and left my apartment smelling divine. The bacon makes the dish a little bit too greesy, so next time I am going to use a thinner cut and maybe try to cook it for a minute or so before putting it on the bake. I would also recomend adding more cheese. All things considered, it was a success, although I can't ever see anything bacon and cheese not satisfying my hungry boyfriend.
Very kid friendly@ EASY. My 2 year old loved it. Might try less tomatoe juice next time.
This is a well loved staple in my house. I've made it both ways by putting the bacon on top and chopping it and mixing it in with the rest on the mixture...I definately prefer it on top of the dish. I also add some garlic and chili powder. I will make this again and again...SO GOOD.
This is almost exactly how we make macaroni and cheese except instead of putting tomato juice IN the cheese sauce, we add a little milk and then after it's done baking spoon tomato soup on top! I have NO idea how why we started doing this but I won't make mac and cheese unless there is a can of tomato soup also! And people can say what they want about "processed cheeses" but I prefer it to the oily grainy texture of Cheddar cheese anyday!
It was good, especially with the bacon baked in. I ended up cutting the bacon into 1" pieces and mixed it in. I did about half of the tomato juice as directed, and I'm glad because it still had an odd taste to it. I am going to try tomato sauce next time.
Very good. I think next time I will try chopping the bacon up and mixing it in first.
I just didn't like this in casserole form. The macaroni and Cheese tasted delicious before I put it in the oven. Next time I will just eat this as plain mac and cheese and I'll mix fried bacon bits in.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Macaroni and Cheese with Bacon
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 278
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