Mac N Cheese. BBQ Chicken, two kinds of cheese. Real homemade comfort food. What more could you want? Bacon? It's got it!
Keyword: bacon, cheese, comfort
Skill Level: Intermediate
FOR THE PASTA:
16ozbox dried pastashells or cavatappi hug the cheese best
2cupshalf and half
2cupsshredded smoked Gouda cheese
1cupshredded cheddar cheese
1/2cupgrated Parmesann cheese
FOR THE CHICKEN LAYER:
2cooked chicken breasts; shredded
FOR THE TOPPING:
6slicescrispy cooked bacon
4ozcheddar cheese cut into small cubes
4ozcheddar cheese shredded
Prepare dried pasta according to package directions.
In a medium sauce pan over medium heat, melt butter and whisk in flour until a paste forms. Whisk in half and half and bring up to a boil. Once boiling reduce heat to low and whisk in Gouda, 1 cup of cheddar and 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheeses. Once everything has melted and is smooth remove from heat and toss with pasta. Mix in cheddar cubes. Pour into a large casserole dish.
In a mix bowl toss chicken with BBQ sauce. Spread over the top of the macaroni and cheese. Top with remaining shredded cheese and crumbled bacon.
Bake at 350 for 20 minute or until the sides are bubbly.