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Bacon and Cheese Mac
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John
13⁄4 cups cavatappi pasta, uncooked
3 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
2 cups milk
2 cups shredded sharp white cheddar cheese, divided
4 slices Black Forest bacon, cooked and crumbled
Heat oven to 350 ° F.
Cook cavatappi as directed on package.
Melt butter in large saucepan on low heat. Stir in
the flour; cook for 2 minutes until bubbly. Gradually
stir in the milk.
Stirring constantly cook on medium heat until mixture
comes to boil,. Simmer on low heat for approximately
3 to 5 minutes or until thickened.
Add 11⁄2 cups cheese. Cook and stir 5 minutes
Drain the cavatappi. Add to the sauce with bacon. Mix
lightly and spoon into a 11⁄2 quart casserole. Top with
Bake for 20 minutes until thoroughly heated.