BLT Mac and Cheese
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5 from 3 votes

BLT Mac and Cheese

BLT Mac and Cheese sneaks veggies into a family favorite in a way no one can resist.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course, Pasta
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 1033kcal
Author: Sommer Collier

Ingredients

  • 1 pound elbow macaroni
  • 1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Salted Butter Half Stick
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 8 ounces cream cheese cut into cubes
  • 1 pound shredded cheddar cheese or half cheddar and half pepper jack
  • 12 ounces cooked crumbled bacon
  • 2 large tomatoes diced
  • 1 head butter lettuce
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Cook the macaroni according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  • Using the same pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Once melted, whisk in the flour and cook the roux (butter-flour mixture) for 1-2 minutes. Then whisk in the milk and add the cream cheese. Bring the mixture to a simmer and whisk until thick and smooth.
  • Add the shredded cheese and whisk until smooth. Then add the cooked macaroni to the cheese sauce. Stir to coat, and salt and pepper to taste.
  • To serve: Break lettuce leaves off the head. Spoon the mac and cheese onto individual lettuce leaves and sprinkle with crumbled bacon and diced tomato. Pick up with your hands (like a lettuce wrap) and enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 1033kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 65g | Saturated Fat: 34g | Cholesterol: 166mg | Sodium: 1133mg | Potassium: 717mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 2595IU | Vitamin C: 6.6mg | Calcium: 728mg | Iron: 2.3mg