Bacon broccoli mac and cheese loaded with broccoli and topped with crispy bacon… this cheesy comfort food is ready to rock your face off! My family goes nuts over this easy macaroni and cheese casserole!
For a food blogger, I’m a bit hopeless. No matter how hard I try to be inventive for you guys, I usually wind up making the same few meals over and over again. It varies season to season, but it’s essentially a lot of the same song and dance. When we buy broccoli, for instance, it’s usually with a set purpose in mind: as a dunker for ginger dressing and hummus, as the star of my soup, and to pimp my pizza.
Today I got sassy. It’s been far too long since I’ve made mac and cheese and the craving hit me like a mac truck.
Well, technically a mack truck full of mac, but in my book that makes it a mac truck.
Ooey gooey homemade mac and cheese has met it’s match!
BACON BROCCOLI MAC AND CHEESE
The second the pairing hopped into my head there was no stopping it. It had to be done. Bacon broccoli mac and cheese needed to exist on my plate… and in my face!
It may be Spring but gosh darn it, it’s chilly here in NC and comfort food is on the menu! With side salad of course, because, veggies.
Let’s talk about mac and cheese. Lets talk about you and me. Let’s talk about all the broccoli and the bacon that may be…
Pretend you didn’t see that. All cheesiness aside, you need more cheese in your life. Make this, stat.
Loaded with gorgeous green broccoli and topped with crispy bacon, this cheesy comfort food is ready to rock your face off. My family goes bonkers over this bacon broccoli mac and cheese!
3-4 slices cooked bacon
5-6 oz freshly grated cheddar cheese (see notes)
3 cups broccoli florets (steamed or blanched)
8 oz dry pasta
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1/4 cup all purpose flour
2 cups whole milk (room temperature or warmed)
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp black pepper
additional salt and pepper to taste, if desired
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