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First off, sorry to my viewers (all two of you) for not updating in a looooooong time. I’ve not had that much time to write anything worth while since my last update. School has taken its toll on me. But fear not, I am alive and well.

Anyway, about a week ago I saw a recipe on how to make a baked mac and cheese. I haven’t had mac and cheese in ages so I figured now would be the best time to make some. When I was making it I took some liberties with the recipe. So consider this my own adaptation of it. For example, I used Mozzarella, Colby and Monterey Jack cheese instead of just Colby. I also added some bacon in there. You can never go wrong with bacon right? If you’re a visual learner, check out these snazzy pictures below!

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Seen here are all the ingredients I used. They include: Milk, Lowry’s Seasoned Salt, Colby and Monterey Jack cheese, Mozzarella cheese, Penne pasta, and bacon.

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First thing was first. I put the water on to boil and then put on some bacon to fry. I think I used about 6 slices of the good stuff. It took a little while to cook but was a great addition to the pasta.

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Finally, the bacon was finished cooking. It took three of those fancy Bounty paper towels to drain as much grease as I could from them. Alas, the pasta still wasn’t done at this point. I’m pretty sure I had eaten a slice of bacon by the time the pasta finished.

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I forgot to take pictures of the layering process but this is what it looks like finished. I put in half the penne and then topped it with some seasoned salt, butter, and equal parts of the cheese. I repeated the process. I only had room to fit two layers of it before the bowl was nearly flowing over with deliciousness. Why is all the bacon on top you ask? Because I forgot to put it in the middle when I was layering. Oh well. It still tasted freakin’ awesome. I poured in some milk from the top until the dish was about a third of the way filled. I’m not sure why the recipe calls for this. I think it’s because the milk makes it super creamy on the bottom. At least, that’s what happened to me.

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After baking it uncovered at 375 for about 30 minutes this is what it looked like. Now I know what you are asking, “Was it good?” All I can say is, HELL YES IT WAS GOOD.

It lasted about two days before it was all gone. The cheese and bacon on top had made a crunchy top layer that covered the super creamy bottom layer. I’m definitely going to make this one again some day. The full recipe after the jump.

Super Cooking Awesome Man Chef Guy’s Baked Bacon Mac and Cheese:

  • 1 package of Penne pasta
  • 1 – 2 tsp of Lowry’s Seasoned Salt
  • 3 – 4 tbsp of unsalted butter
  • 3/4 package of Colby and Monterey Jack cheese
  • 3/4 package of Mozzarella
  • 6 slices of bacon
  • 1 cup of milk

1. First thing is first, get a big pot and fill it about 3/4 of the way with water. Put it on the stove, crank up the heat and let it come to a boil. Remember to salt the water with regular salt, not the seasoned. While that is going, cut your bacon in small slices and put it in a pan to fry. You should probably also preheat your oven to 375.

2. Once the bacon pieces are done, take them out and drain them on some paper towels. Depending on your timing, your pasta may or may not be done at this point.

3.  Now comes the layering. Drain your pasta as well as you can and put half of it into the dish of your choice. Top it with a few pats of butter, a nice coating of seasoned salt, half of the bacon, and about a handful of each kind of cheese. Repeat the process and top with a nice helping of each cheese.

4. Put it in the oven uncovered at 375 for 30 minutes. After half an hour take it out and serve hot.