Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese with Bacon and Smoked Gouda

Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese with Bacon and Smoked Gouda.

Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese with Bacon and Smoked Gouda

Tonia Bloom
A comfort food favorite made in one pot is so easy and delicious. We used applewood smoked bacon to get even more flavor, but you can use any thick cut bacon. Gouda cheese is sweet, creamy, and melts perfectly for cheese sauces.
4 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Lunch, Main Dish
Cuisine American
Diet Low Carb, Low Sodium
Servings 8
Cost $.88 per serving
Sodium 336 mg

Ingredients
  

  • 2 slices Thick Cut Bacon
  • 2 tablespoons All Purpose Flour
  • 2 cups 2% Milk warmed
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Dry Mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon Hot Sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 4 ounces Reduced Fat Cheddar Cheese shredded
  • 4 ounces Smoked Gouda Cheese shredded
  • 12 ounces Elbow Macaroni

Instructions
 

  • Cook macaroni al dente as directed on package without salt. Drain and set aside.
  • In a large cast iron skillet (or heavy nonstick skillet), cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towel lined plate. Leave drippings in skillet. Crumble cooled bacon and set aside.
  • Whisk flour into drippings. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, for 1-2 minutes. Gradually whisk in warm milk, salt, dry mustard, hot sauce, and Worcestershire sauce. Bring to a low boil. Cook and whisk frequently for 15 minutes, or until thickened. Remove sauce from heat. Stir in cheeses until melted. Stir in bacon and cooked macaroni.
  • Divide evenly between 8 bowls and garnish with chopped chives or parsley.
Nutrition Facts
Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese with Bacon and Smoked Gouda
Amount per Serving
Calories
302
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
11
g
17
%
Saturated Fat
 
6
g
38
%
Cholesterol
 
34
mg
11
%
Sodium
 
336
mg
15
%
Carbohydrates
 
35
g
13
%
Fiber
 
5
g
21
%
Sugar
 
4
g
4
%
Protein
 
16
g
32
%
Carb Count
 
2
13
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword Heart Healthy, High Fiber, Pasta and Pizza
Food Groups ***Meat = 1 serving, Starch = 2 servings
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