Gluten-Free Bacon Macaroni and Cheese

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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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4
Servings
826
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
49g
75%
Sugar
11g
N/A
Saturated Fat
23g
100%
Cholesterol
255mg
85%
Protein
39g
77%
Carbs
59g
20%
Vitamin A
295µg
33%
Vitamin B12
1µg
22%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
15.9%
Vitamin C
3mg
6%
Vitamin D
3µg
1%
Vitamin E
1mg
6%
Vitamin K
3µg
3%
Calcium
829mg
83%
Fiber
4g
15%
Folate (food)
46µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
46µg
12%
Iron
2mg
13%
Magnesium
56mg
14%
Monounsaturated
16g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
3mg
17%
Phosphorus
681mg
97%
Polyunsaturated
5g
N/A
Potassium
582mg
17%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.8mg
45.2%
Sodium
969mg
40%
Thiamin (B1)
0.4mg
27.4%
Trans
0.6g
N/A
Zinc
4mg
26%