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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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Ingredients

  • 1/2 Pound gluten-free pasta
  • 5 slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 large shallot, chopped medium
  • 3 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
Servings4
Calories Per Serving826
Total Fat49g75%
Sugar11gN/A
Saturated23g100%
Cholesterol255mg85%
Protein39g77%
Carbs59g20%
Vitamin A295µg33%
Vitamin B121µg22%
Vitamin B60.3mg15.9%
Vitamin C3mg6%
Vitamin D3µg1%
Vitamin E1mg6%
Vitamin K3µg3%
Calcium829mg83%
Fiber4g15%
Folate (food)46µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)46µg12%
Iron2mg13%
Magnesium56mg14%
Monounsaturated16gN/A
Niacin (B3)3mg17%
Phosphorus681mg97%
Polyunsaturated5gN/A
Potassium582mg17%
Riboflavin (B2)0.8mg45.2%
Sodium969mg40%
Thiamin (B1)0.4mg27.4%
Trans0.6gN/A
Zinc4mg26%