Gluten-Free Bacon Macaroni and Cheese

Gluten-Free Bacon Macaroni and Cheese
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Gluten-Free Bacon Mac and Cheese

This mac and cheese is sure to please (if you'll pardon the pun).  Hearty bacon enriches this gluten-free take on a much-loved cheesy noodle dish for a dinner that is comforting and timeless.  

 

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4
Servings
475
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/2  Pound  gluten-free pasta
  • slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • large shallot, chopped medium
  • large eggs
  • One 12-ounce can of evaporated milk
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  cayenne pepper
  • 1/8  Teaspoon  ground nutmeg
  • 1  Teaspoon  kosher salt
  • 1 1/2  Cup  grated sharp cheese
  • 1/2  Cup  grated Monterey Jack
  • 1/2  Cup  grated parmesan

Directions

Preheat the oven to 475 degrees. 

In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook the pasta for only 6 minutes, to be sure to keep it undercooked.  Drain the pasta.

Heat a small skillet over medium heat and cook the bacon until the fat is rendered and the meat is crisp. When the bacon is cooked, drain it on a paper towel.  Pour out all but 2 tablespoons of the bacon grease from the pan.  

Place the chopped shallot in the pan and sauté at medium heat until they reach a deep brown; this should take about 10 to 15 minutes.  Transfer the shallots, bacon, and pasta to a medium bowl and stir to combine.

In a large bowl whisk together the eggs and evaporated milk.  Add the cayenne, nutmeg, salt, and cheeses. Stir to combine the ingredients. Add the par-boiled pasta to the spiced mixture and stir well.  Transfer the bowl’s contents to an 8-inch square pan or 2-quart gratin dish.  Even out the mixture and bake for 12 minutes until it is golden brown and bubbling.  Let it sit for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
21g
30%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
9g
38%
Cholesterol
45mg
15%
Carbohydrate, by difference
55g
42%
Protein
17g
37%
Vitamin A, RAE
47µg
7%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
477mg
48%
Choline, total
9mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
40µg
10%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
37mg
12%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
252mg
36%
Selenium, Se
6µg
11%
Sodium, Na
980mg
65%
Water
50g
2%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Bacon Shopping Tip

Look for center cut bacon which comes from a leaner part of the belly - you'll get more meat and less fat.

Bacon Cooking Tip

Cook bacon over medium to medium-low heat to prevent it from burning, and occasionally pour off the fat. You can save it for later use as a cooking oil.